Student Fitness to Practise – Getting it Right - Manchester 2015

  • date23 Apr 2015
  • CPD Points5 CPD points
  • Time9am-5pm each day
  • Event typeLive Event
  • Venue Fieldfisher
    Manchester - TBC

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In conjunction with The University of Manchester (Professor Tim David), Fieldfisher's Public and Regulatory Group will be hosting a training seminar on student Fitness to Practise issues concerning students in health and medical schools at Higher Education Institutions.

Ensuring that healthcare and medical students are fit to practise and register with their regulatory bodies upon qualification is a fundamental role for health and medical schools.  Institutions have to bear in mind the public interest (protecting the public, maintaining public confidence in the profession, and declaring and upholding proper standards) and balance this against the interests of the student.  In achieving this, institutions must also ensure that they conduct a fair and legally robust investigation and hearing, and that the outcome is based on sound decision-making.


The seminar will cover:

  • The role of Fitness to Practise proceedings and key      issues;
  • Identifying concerns which may impact on a student's      Fitness to Practise;
  • Conducting a Fitness to Practise investigation;
  • Dealing with the legal concepts of drafting charges,      allegations of dishonesty, and hearsay evidence;
  • How to conduct a fair hearing;
         Outcomes: making decisions, giving reasons and imposing sanctions;
  • Avoiding legal challenges from student Fitness to      Practise and disciplinary proceedings; and
  • Dealing with student mental health and occupational      health issues.

This seminar will be particularly suitable for Chairs/Secretaries of student Fitness to Practise panels, but may also be suitable for others working in this arena, including administrators and panellists.  Places on the seminar will initially be limited to three per institution, but please do contact us if you would like to discuss arranging a seminar at your institution.

London – 11 March 2015
Manchester – 23 April 2015
£100 plus VAT per person