Goodwin v Health and Care Professions Council

Practice – Administrative Court. The appellant, biomedical scientist (BMS), was suspended by the respondent regulatory body the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). A panel of the Conduct and Competence Committee (CCC) of the HCPC (the panel) found that he had fallen significantly below the basic level practice across all areas of clinical bench work in the laboratory, time management and health and safety over a considerable period of time. The panel imposed a sanction of suspension. The appellant appealed. The Administrative Court held that in all the circumstances, it would be unfair and disproportionate to strike the appellant off and the sanction of suspension had been one which had been open to the panel in the light of its findings.