The new Code of Ethics is a product of four years’ work by the UKCP and replaces the previous version, Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct, which was implemented some 10 years ago. The new Code comes into force on 1 October 2019. This means that any complained-of-behaviour that occurs on or after 1 October 2019 will be judged against the new code but conduct that occurs before that date will be judged against the old code.
As a doctor, or patient, you may be confused about the current status of cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMPs). On the 8th of August 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published draft guidance in respect of CBMPs, and how it is envisaged they should be used.
The FRC has written to six of the largest audit firms asking for internal governance documents revealing how they deal with non-financial (mis)conduct. The review arises as part of the FRC’s Audit Firm Monitoring and Supervision (AFMAS) responsibilities. The framework focuses on five key pillars: leadership and governance, values and behaviours, business models and financial soundness, risk management and control and audit quality
In the case of Beard v General Osteopathic Council  EWHC 1561 (Admin) the High Court has set aside a 12 month conditions of practice order based on the issue of fairness of hearings and questioning by the Panel. In a strongly worded conclusion, it also indicated that the General Osteopathic Council (the Council) should 'hesitate long and consider very carefully whether it is appropriate' to refer the same allegations against Ms Beard (Ms B) to a differently constituted professional conduct committee.