Professional Standards Authority v Health and Care Professions Council and another

Medical practitioner – Disciplinary panel. The appellant Professional Standards Authority referred to the Administrative Court the decision of the Conduct and Competence Committee (the CCC) of the first respondent Health and Care Professions Council (the Council), imposing a caution order for a period of five years for bullying and sexual harassment. The court, in dismissing the appeal, upheld the CCC's findings on three allegations and found it would be a gross breach of fair hearing procedure to allow their amendment after the evidence had been heard. Further, the sanction imposed by the CCC had not been unduly lenient, and its reasons had been intelligible and sufficient.

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