Our Fitness to Practice Procedure

Concerns can only be considered under the RCCP Fitness to Practise Procedure  if they concern a Registrant. Search the RCCP Register . Our fitness to practise process is designed to protect the public from those who are not fit to practise. If a registrant’s fitness to practise is ‘impaired’ (negatively affected), it means that there are concerns about their ability to practise safely and effectively. This may mean that they should not practise at all, or that they should be limited in what they are allowed to do under RCCP registration. We will take appropriate action to make this happen.

Our Fitness to Practise Procedure is designed to deal with shortcomings of conduct, competence or health that are so serious that people requiring the services of a clinical physiologist are at unnecessary risk and/or public confidence in the clinical physiology profession is damaged.

Our powers are intended to protect the public, and the wider public interest, not to punish the Registrant for isolated mistakes or matters of low severity. Isolated mistakes are unlikely to be repeated if a clinical physiologist recognises what went wrong and takes action to prevent reoccurrence. In these circumstances it is unlikely we will find a registrants overall fitness to practise is impaired.

During an investigation we do not take the side of either the registrant or the person who raised the concern. The RCCP Fitness to Practise Administrator manages the administration of the case, gathering the relevant information for the fitness to practise committees. The fitness to practise administrator will acts a contact for everyone involved in the case and will keep you up to date with the progress of the investigation. The fitness to practise investigator is impartial and can explain how the process works but cannot give legal advice.

The RCCP is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion when carrying out its’ duties. The RCCP values diversity and individuality in all staff, the professionals in our Board and Council. We aim to ensure that our procedures and processes are fair, objective, transparent and free from discrimination and that all stakeholders receive the highest level of service.