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Categories:
Clinical Negligence
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to inform the listener about the new Fitness to Practise statutory framework and the concept of 'impairment'. It aims to help the listener understand the three stages of a Fitness to Practise hearing and the evidence relevant at each stage. Further, the podcast provides a review of the recent case law.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the changes brought about by the 2004 reforms;;
  • Understand the 3-stage process of a Fitness to Practise hearing;;
  • Understand the role of remediation; ;
  • Understand the changes brought about by recent case law;.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Sources and References:
  • The Shipman Inquiry GMC v Meadow [2006] EWCA Civ 1319;
  • Calheim [2007] EWHC 2606;
  • Cohen v GMC [2008] EWHC 581 (Admin);
  • Zygmunt v GMC [2008] EWHC 2643 (Admin);
  • Azzam V GMC [2008] EWHC 2711 (Admin);
  • Cheatle v GMC [2009] EWHC 645 (Admin).

This podcast discusses the statutory framework in relation to Fitness to Practise and the changes brought about by the 2004 reforms. It sets out the form of a Fitness to Practise hearing and the concept of 'impairment'. Finally, it reviews the recent case law in this area.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-03-28

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