Fitness to Practise

Being fit to practise medicine means that the practitioner is completent in what they do and can justify the trust that is placed on them as a respeced member of society.  As well as achieving and maintaining their medical skills and knowledge, the practitioner must also be able to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients and ensure that they act responsibly and appropriately at all times, especially if they or a colleague falls ill and their performance suffers.

Evidence of fitness to practise is split into separate sections.

License to Practise:

  • whether the practitioner has ever had practising privileges withdrawn
  • whether the practitioner has ever had an investigation or proceedings undertaken by the police or any professional body anywhere in the world
  • confirmation of a valid licence to practise

Certifications:

  • details of any additional medical/clinical training undertaken (not the primary medical qualification, which is listed in the section Specialties & Qualifications)

Appraisal:

  • details of the practitioners appraiser
  • details of the dates of both the practitioner's last appraisal and the next one due and the current appraisal period

Disclosure Barring Service:

  • details of the practitioner's certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service; for any practitioner this should be an enhanced check with additional adults and children barred list information as required

Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) Registration:

  • details of the practitioner's registration with the Information Commissioner's Office

 

Data elements required and their visibility to insurer and hospital organisations:

 FIELD

 DESCRIPTION

INSURER

HOSPITAL

Practising privileges withdrawn (historic) 

Confirmation as to whether or not the practitioner has ever had practising privileges withdrawn.

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Practising privileges withdrawn details 

If affirmative, details about the withdrawal of practising privileges must be uploaded.

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Prior or current investigations and proceedings by the police and any professional body, both UK and non UK 

Confirmation as to whether or not the practitioner has ever been subject to investigations or proceedings by the police or a professional body, anywhere in the world.

 

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Prior or current investigations and proceedings by the police and any professional body, both UK and non UK details 

If affirmative, details about the investigations or proceedings must be uploaded.

 

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Confirm Licence to Practise 

Confirmation as to whether or not the practitioner currently holds a licence to practise their profession in the UK. Membership of a regulatory body does not automatically confer this status.

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Certification Title 

The name of any additional medical/clinical training undertaken that is not a degree.

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Certification Body 

The professional body that issued the certificate confirming attainment of the medical/clinical training.

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Certification File name

Upload of the certificate.

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(Name of Appraiser) Title

The standard form of address used to precede the appraiser's name.

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(Name of Appraiser) First Name

The first name of the person who has been assigned as the practitioner's appraiser.

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(Name of Appraiser) Last Name

The surname/family name of the person who has been assigned as the practitioner's appraiser.

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(Name of Appraiser) Email

The email of the person who has been assigned as the practitioner's appraiser.

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Date of Last Appraisal

The date the practitioner's last appraisal was signed off by their Responsible Officer.

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Date of Next Appraisal

The date given by the practitioner's Responsible Officer for the next appraisal.

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Appraisal Period

The start and end dates of the current appraisal period as agreed by the appraiser.

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Appraisal Summary

Upload of the appraisal summary.

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Personal Development Plan

Upload of the personal development plan.

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Full Appraisal

 Upload of the full appraisal.

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DBS Date of Issue

The date the enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service certificate was issued. Formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). Currently only certificates issued in the UK are accepted.

 

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DBS Number

The 12-digit enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service certificate number

 

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DBS

Upload of the certificate.

 

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ICO Registration Number

The practitioner's data protection registration number as issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

 

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Tier

An indicator of the level of data protection fee payable to the ICO, on an annual basis, relating to the size of the data controller, by workforce numbers, and their turnover.

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Date of ICO Registration

The date the practitioner was officially registered by the ICO as a data controller.

 

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Date ICO Registration Expires

The date the annual data protection registration fee expires.

 

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Certificate

Upload of the certificate.

 

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