Fitness to practice cases have more than doubled since 2012 – why?

  ACCORDING to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhCs) Annual Report for 2014/15, it received 1,597 concerns regarding pharmacy professionals’ fitness to practise (FtP), compared to just 777 complaints in 2012. The GPhC is investigating an increasing number of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians – but why? This is not an easy question to answer. Are pharmacy professionals behaving worse than…

What would you do if your fitness to practise was called into question?

THE latest Annual Reports from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) show a significant increase in fitness to practise (FtP) investigations. Therefore, as a health or social care professional, the likelihood that your fitness to practise will come under investigation has increased,…

Fitness to practice – support when you need it

IF the worst happens, taking out FTP Support membership ensures you will have access to quality advice and representation. Membership scheme Membership of FTP Support entitles you to free advice and support in the event you are investigated by the regulatory body. By paying a monthly or annual membership fee, if and when you need support,…