Oliver worked as an Investigations Case Manager for Kent Police for a number of years before taking up a similar role at the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), where he worked as an investigator in their Fitness to Practise department, leading investigations into alleged misconduct of pharmacists including cases of bullying and harassment. Oliver was the GPhC’s case lead for high-profile investigations, working closely with organisations such as the Metropolitan Police, the BBC and News International. Oliver has a degree in Law.
Fitness to Practise Consultant
Chris has extensive experience in regulatory compliance. For nearly seven years, Chris worked as an Investigator for the General Pharmaceutical Council, investigating the fitness to practise of pharmacy professionals. This work involved identifying allegations, investigating lines of enquiry and analysing regulatory enforcement legislation.
Chris has also worked as a paralegal as well as a Healthcare Compliance Specialist for Johnson & Johnson and the Novartis Group, implementing codes of ethics and investigating professional conduct. Chris is a skilled Investigator with key experience of the fitness to practise process and the healthcare regulation sector.”
Fitness to Practise Mediator
Will is a mediator and facilitator with significant experience with Health and Social Care regulatory bodies including the General Medical Council. As the independent facilitator on the GMC’s Doctors Interim Meetings pilot scheme, he has sat on over 40 meetings and developed and delivered focused facilitation training for the doctors and lawyers involved in these meetings.
The purpose of the GMC pilot was to see if these meetings improved information sharing between the GMC and doctors to better inform decisions about whether a hearing is necessary. Following the evaluation of the 80 plus meetings that took place over two years the pilot was considered a success and it was recommended that the concept of these pilot meeting should be adopted.
Will is in a unique position to provide support for regulatory bodies in introducing interim meetings, and for individual doctors who would benefit from a better understanding of the meetings and how to best present themselves.
Fitness to Practise Consultant
Hemisha has been an Associate Fitness to Practise Consultant with FTP Support since May 2015. She has provided advice and representation to a number of clients, ensuring they fully understand the fitness to practise process and safeguarding their registration.
Prior to working for FTP Support, Hemisha worked at Kingsley Napley as a Regulatory and Professional Discipline Legal Assistant. She investigated and prepared fitness to practice cases relating to professional misconduct, ill-health and lack of competence on behalf of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Hemisha has also previously worked for Blake Morgan LLP where she investigated and prepared fitness to practise cases on behalf of the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).
Investigating and preparing fitness to practise cases relating to professional misconduct, ill-health, and lack of competence on behalf of the Health & Care Professions Council
Investigating and preparing fitness to practise cases on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Council
Establishing initial contact with witnesses, preparing interview plans, interviewing witnesses, preparing witness statements and instructions to experts
Preparing case summaries, relevant procedural applications, schedule of exhibits and unused material
Drafting reports which include analysing the evidence collated, advising whether there is a case to answer, drafting schedule of evidence; draft allegations; schedule of unused material; evidential matrix and compiling exhibits