Doctor

A declaration of fitness to practice must be made to the General Medical Council (GMC), answering the following questions:

1. Have you ever been convicted of an offence in a court of law or been cautioned, either in the UK or another country?

You must include:

  • Any convictions in the UK that have been spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
  • Any road traffic convictions
  • Any offences for which you have been convicted in a military court or tribunal

If you have been cautioned, or convicted in a court of law, you must tell them:

  1. The date of the caution or conviction
  2. the name and address of the court or police authority and
  3. the details of the penalty (if applicable) that was imposed.
  4. You will need to supply evidence of the caution or conviction in the form of a caution note or conviction notice, or a recent criminal records check.

Please note, you do not need to supply evidence of any road traffic offences where you have accepted the option of paying a fixed penalty notice

2. Have you ever been issued with a fixed penalty notice either in the UK or another country? If yes, did you contest the notice?

You may be asked for:

  • Documentary evidence of the fixed penalties received.

3. Have you ever been issued with a penalty notice for disorder, or harassment notice, in the UK or another country?

You may be asked for:

  • Documentary evidence of the penalty or harassment notice received.

It is also useful to take a look at the GMC’s Guidance for Decision Makers on the Investigation Process.

The Indicative Sanctions Guidance (p. 25-30) is used by the Fitness to practice Panels when making their decisions.

More information is available at www.gmc-uk.org

 

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