Our fitness to practise principles make it clear that local investigation and resolution is generally the best way to deal with concerns as long as it doesn't leave the public at risk.
Employers are closer to the situation a concern is about and are often best placed to manage issues.
If they need to, employers can intervene directly and quickly in a professional's practice and do so in a more targeted way.
We'll need to become involved in these cases where there's evidence of a serious concern that requires us to take regulatory action to protect the public.
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