believe that the reason for FtP failure is that the NMC have overcomplicated the FtP process, allowing themselves to be overwhelmed by a sense of complexity, with a lack of focus on managing and reporting their work more simply.
commended the GOC's new Code of Conduct which came into force in April this year, commenting that the changes that were implemented after a full public consultation 'were in the interests of both patients and registrants'.
A spokeswoman for Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers said: "We are pleased to see the CHRE
is concerned enough to refer this case to the High Court.
Section 29 gives the CHRE
the power to refer fitness to practise decisions made by a regulator to the High Court if it considers that the regulator's decision was 'unduly lenient' and it is desirable to do so for public protection.
In addition, the NMC is currently undergoing a CHRE
They are already trying to portray changes to the CHRE
as an excuse to hurt the profession further, but frankly that is all it is, just an excuse.
Samson Salamat, Director of CHRE
said that "a lot more needs to be done to enhance the scope of transparency and credibility of the electoral process.
On 26 January Anne Milton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, wrote to the CHRE
stating: 'The review will look at the NMC's original structure, resource allocation and operational management.
COMMENT IN the July 30 edition of OT on the Government's review of the health sectors 'arms length bodies' (ALBs) concentrated on the potential impact of proposed changes to the function and funding of the CHRE
[Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence).
However, the CHRE
remained 'concerned', especially for practice within the areas of record-keeping, inadequate risk-assessment and customer service.
, which also carries performance reviews on professional regulators in dentistry, nursing and midwifery, is to be removed from the sector, the government has recommended.
will become self-funding, charging a levy on the regulatory bodies that it oversees, including the NMC.