Offering guidance and support during disciplinary hearings
We are highly experienced with regard to advising and representing doctors in both Trust disciplinary and GMC matters. Disciplinary hearings can be stressful experiences and in order to alleviate the stress and achieve a fair outcome it pays to be well prepared.
You will have completed the preliminary procedures before a disciplinary hearing is recommended.
It is essential that your interests are protected throughout the process. We will guide you through the process and where necessary, prepare written representations which can be utilised at the disciplinary hearing. If the allegations are so serious that you may be dismissed, you are entitled legal representation and we can therefore appear at the hearing on your behalf. Our dedicated employment law team is experienced and skilled in this area so doctors can be assured that they are in good hands.
You can find yourself subject to a disciplinary process for a number of reasons. For example patients who are seeking redress often results in immediate exclusion, without any prior warning or discussion. A lengthy period of exclusion from daily work may generally follow waiting for the inquiry/disciplinary process to run its course. A doctor found guilty by disciplinary process can not only lose their employment with the current employer, but is also likely to be prevented from practicing their profession in future by the GMC.
For information regarding a wide range of legal services for doctors and other healthcare professionals contact us on 01204 565 006. See what we can do for you. Alternatively you can contact us now.
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