Fitness to Practice
Fitness to Practise is a University process operating independently of the Medical School.
The Fitness to Practise Committee considers the cases of students whose conduct or health may put future patients at risk, irrespective of academic performance on the course.
Students are normally referred by the Concerns group/process, together with a report about the nature of the concern and any other relevant information. The situation is then investigated by an independent 'investigating officer', who makes a report to the Committee. The Committee is chaired by a lay chair and has significant representation from the public so that fair judgements may be made. The Committee may impose a variety of penalties, up to and including the termination of a student's course (see terms of reference).
Student Support are here to provide impartial support through any University processes.