To be on the RCCP Register a person has to show that they are fit to practise at the time when they first join the Register, and to provide continued evidence of their fitness to practise whenever they renew their registration every year. Fitness to practise is not just about professional performance. It also includes acts by a Registrant that may have an effect on public protection or confidence in the profession or the regulatory process itself. This can include matters which are not directly related to professional practice.
Our disciplinary process is designed to protect the public from those who are not fit to practice. If a registrant's fitness to practice is ‘impaired’, it means that there are concerns about their ability to practice safely and effectively. This may mean that they should not practice at all, or should be limited in what they are allowed to do. Someone is ‘Fit to Practice’ if they have the skills, knowledge and character to practice their profession safely and effectively.
The current RCCP Disciplinary rules are under consultation and will be available to view shortly.
These should be read in conjunction with the two standards that we use when considering fitness to practice - RCCP Code of Conduct and RCCP Standards of Proficiency for Clinical Physiologists.
There are limitations to what we can do so we cannot:
- Consider cases about professionals who are not registered with us;
- Consider cases about organisations (we only deal with cases about individual professionals);
- Get involved in patient care;
- Deal with customer-service issues;
- Arrange refunds or compensation;
- Fine a registrant;
- Give legal advice; or
- Make a registrant apologise.