Record number of misconduct hearings for health professionals

A report which is due to be published in September will show that a record number of health professionals have been called to fitness to practice hearings. Allegations against health professionals in the last year have included cases of fraud, rape, theft and possession of child pornography.

The report, by the Health Professions Council will reveal:

  • There have been 677 final hearings over the last year – up a staggering 214% since five years ago.
  • There were 533 new cases in ’10/’11, an increase of 34 from last year.
  • 111 were struck off or suspended, including 21 physiotherapists and 19 paramedics.
The report was drafted following a council meeting last week and is now available online.

View the draft report here:

Find more documents on the Health Professions Council website here:


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