Available sanction orders

Reference: SAN-3

Last Updated 28/07/2017

Fitness to Practise Committee panels will consider the full range of sanctions open to them.

The proper approach is to start with the least severe sanction: the panel should decide whether the outcome is right for fitness to practise concern in question after they have considered any less severe sanction.1

This means that panels must explain why they have chosen a particular sanction, and also say why they have rejected other sanctions. The following section of this guidance deals with each of the sanctions in turn, starting with the least serious first. These are:

1 See Giele v General Medical Council  [2005] EWHC 2143 (Admin)

The guidance in our library, needs to be read alongside our NMC Guidance during the Covid-19 emergency period. We have new rules that are in force during the period of  the coronavirus emergency that are relevant to how it applies.

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