Fitness to Practise Panel

Fitness to Practise Panel

A panel which convenes in the UK to hear evidence provided by witnesses and the doctor in question, and decides whether a doctor's fitness to practise is impaired. FtP Panel hearings are the final stage in the General Medical Council’s procedures following a complaint about the doctor in question. To weigh allegations, the Panel discusses the evidence and votes in private.
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A MIDWIFE at the heart of a maternity scandal will face allegations her misconduct contributed to the deaths of two babies when she appears at a fitness to practise panel.
A Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) fitness to practise panel sitting in Cardiff heard how colleagues were unable to rouse Ms Price during a handover and she was sent home.
A fitness to practise panel of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in London said her conduct was a gross breach of trust, and struck her off.
And yesterday it was revealed he had been banned from working by a Nursing and Midwifery Council fitness to practise panel.
No wrongdoing has been proved against Ms Shelley and a final hearing of her case before the NMC's fitness to practise panel is set to be scheduled.
The tribunal's fitness to practise panel said his actions "breached a fundamental tenet of the profession, were a significant departure from good medical practice and had brought the profession into disrepute.
The Rev Robert Lloyd-Richards, chairman of the MPTS fitness to practise panel which heard the case, told Patel he had an "unwarranted confidence" in his ability, "a deep-seated attitudinal problem" and also "lacked insight".
A fitness to practise panel ruled his concealment of the truth was "fundamentally incompatible with his continuing to practise medicine".
A GMC fitness to practise panel found that he had subjected children to investigation as part of a research project related to autism and the MMR vaccine without seeking approval.
He has had to face the same allegations again at this hearing before the General Medical Council's Fitness to Practise Panel, where he has once again been cleared of those charges.
Dr Sudheer Surapaneni, who worked as a locum at Royal Liverpool Hospital until August 2009, faced a number of accusations when he appeared before the General Medical Council's fitness to practise panel which questioned his honesty.
In January last year a fitness to practise panel found AOP member Janine Vali's fitness to practise to be impaired after it was alleged that she failed to take appropriate action on discovering a patient had raised intraocular pressures.