Health and Social Care

27 November 2018

3,000 doctors face checks after psychiatrist who practised without a licence is sentenced to a five year prison sentence

The General Medical Council (‘GMC’) is urgently checking the qualifications of foreign doctors who were able to register in the UK under a now defunct provision in the Medical Act 1983 (‘the Act’).

Shannett Thompson

5 October 2018

Social Media and the NHS

Efficient and innovative communication within the healthcare sector is a valuable resource and healthcare professionals are becoming increasingly reliant on the use of social media and messaging apps to communicate and share patient information with one another. However, messages composed and sent within seconds can have serious and lasting professional, legal and regulatory repercussions. 

Julie Norris

4 October 2018

Court of Appeal overturns High Court’s finding of doctor’s dishonesty

Case summary of Raychaudhuri v General Medical Council (Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care intervening) [2018] EWCA Civ 2027.

Shannett Thompson

13 July 2018

High Court provides guidance on the approach Panels should take in making determinations of fact Teasdale v General Osteopathic Council

[2018] EWHC 1679 (Admin) before Mr Justice Spencer - The Registrant is a registered osteopath who qualified in 2008. Since qualifying, she worked as an osteopath at various clinics both in the UK and abroad. The Registrant was employed by Weaver House, a professional osteopathy and healthcare practice, in November 2015 as an associate cranial osteopath. 

Christina Orthodoxou

3 July 2018

New (over-complicated) professional standards for UKCP and BACP members

The professional standards for both UKCP and BACP members are having a revamp; are they clear, understandable and fit for purpose?

Julie Norris

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