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Reforming fitness to practice - changes to MPTS hearings

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Corporate crime analysis: Reviewing changes to fitness to practise procedures, Carl Johnson, partner at Stephensons Solicitors, suggests that granting a statutory footing to the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) appears to be a continuation of a...

Professional standards authority acknowledges improvements by the Nursing and Midwifery Council

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The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) is the regulatory body which overseas statutory healthcare regulators and voluntary accredited registers. The PSA has recently published its performance review of healthcare regulation for...

Football Association seeks tighter restrictions on betting

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The Football Association has proposed new robust and wide-ranging restrictions on betting within football. The proposed regulations would come into force at the beginning of the 2014-15 season and would see players, coaches, managers and other individuals...

Government announces proposals for reform of cosmetic procedures industry

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The Department of Health has set out proposals for every breast implant operation in England to be recorded on a new register. This follows the recommendation of Sir Bruce Keogh following the scandal surrounding breast implants manufactured by the French...

Social networking use continues to catch people out in their professional capacity

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Last week an operating department practitioner (ODP) faced disciplinary proceedings before the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for misconduct after taking to Twitter to vent frustrations with his employer and his profession. The nature of his...

Indemnity insurance to be mandatory for all registered nurses & midwives by October 2013

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By October 2013, all nurses and midwives will be required to hold a policy of professional indemnity insurance in order to be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council . This is the result of a European Union Directive requiring all healthcare...