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9th Sep 2019News

Michael Rawlinson secures reinstatement of Police Sergeant at Police Appeals Tribunal hearing

Michael Rawlinson has secured the reinstatement of a Police Sergeant at a Police Appeals Tribunal hearing held in August 2019. The Appellant, a Sergeant from the Nottinghamshire Constabulary, had originally been dismissed for gross misconduct at a police disciplinary hearing. This followed various allegations, including the alleged misrepresentation of his powers of entry and the […]

19th Jul 2019News

Changes to Regulation of Healthcare Professionals

The Department of Health and Social Care has published its response to the consultation on proposals to reform the regulation of healthcare professionals. The changes are aimed at making the fitness to practise process more efficient and user-friendly as well as ensuring greater consistency in the powers of the various statutory regulatory bodies. The reforms […]

2nd Jul 2019News

“Inappropriate Protracted and Hostile Questioning” – From the Panel: Beard v General Osteopathic Council [2019] EWHC 1561 (Admin)

Ms Beard saw Patient A over the course of two appointments. Shortly afterwards Patient A sent a written complaint to Ms Beard. As the court commented, “it is difficult to convey its tone; it was inappropriately long, opinionated, personal, over-familiar, with a false bonhomie covering an underlying aggression.”  Ms Beard, in her reply, described it as “verging on […]

25th Jun 2019News

Newsflash: ‘A Just and Fair Culture in Medicine’ Independent Review of Gross Negligence Manslaughter Publishes its Report

In 2018 the GMC commissioned an independent review following the death of Jack Adcock and subsequent prosecution and conviction of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba for Gross Negligence Manslaughter. The review working group has now published its report, which can be read in full here. The proceedings that followed Dr Bawa-Garba’s conviction, as GMC CEO Charlie Massey […]

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