Fitness to Practice

If you are involved in a procedure relating to either Fitness to Practice or Professional Practice Advisory Panel, the SRC can give help and advice.

This is for students registered on specific degrees that are subject to fitness to practise procedures — Medicine, Teaching, Community Development, Law and Veterinary Medicine. If there are concerns regarding students’ behaviour in the professional context (e.g. on placement), or if they are considered to have breached their School’s Code of Professional Conduct and Fitness to Practise they should be considered under the Fitness to Practise Procedures.

Examples of when a student may be investigated under the Fitness to Practise regulations include: inappropriate interactions with patients, clients, children or service users, and ill health that prevents the demonstration of standard professional competencies.

If you receive notification from the University that they are investigating you under the Fitness to Practise regulations you should contact the SRC Advice Centre as soon as possible as they will be able to provide you with support and advice on how you should proceed and can represent you at any hearing(s) required.