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What to do if your MOT is due during COVID-19

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Following recent government guidance, an update has been provided in relation to how to deal with the general road worthiness of your vehicle in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally, a vehicles MOT would be due every year, once the vehicle is three...

Doctor's engagement at MPTS hearings linked to decisions

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A recent cross-sectional study conducted by the General Medical Council (GMC) has indicated that a doctor’s engagement in Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) hearings is more associated with the outcome, rather than the personal...

What are remote consultations?

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The General Medical Council has recently issued new guidance about remote consultations, as these appear to be on the rise, in order to address any concerns remote consultations may bring when it comes to patient safety. What are...

Ex-Liverpool striker Dean Saunders facing jail for failing to provide a specimen

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It is reported that Mr Saunders was sentenced at Chester Magistrates’ Court, for a charge of failing to provide a specimen of breath. Mr Saunders faces ten weeks custody, as well as a 30 month driving disqualification and a total fine of £620,...

New threshold policy for HCPC fitness to practise investigations

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In January 2019, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) launched its new threshold policy. This replaced the HCPC’s previous standards of acceptance policy. The new policy launched on 14 th January 2019 and sets out a new approach to how...

NMC approves changes to English language requirements for international nurses and midwives

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) recently proposed changes to the requirements for nurses and midwives from outside the UK taking the International Language Test System (IELTS), as part of the NMC’s international registration process. ...

NMC launches new approach to fitness to practise complaints

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Following research conducted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), it was determined that their Fitness to Practise processes needed to change. From the responses to this research, the NMC identified that nine out of ten of the...