Making a decision
We have to disclose your statement to the doctor, along with all the other evidence we’ve gathered. This gives them an opportunity to comment.
Two of our senior decision makers will then look at all the evidence and decide what action needs to be taken. They can:
- conclude the case with no further action
- issue a warning
- agree undertakings with the doctor to address a problem with their practice
- refer the case to a tribunal.
If we decide that the case needs to be considered by a tribunal, we may ask you to attend a hearing to give evidence.
We’ll let you know once we’ve made a decision. This may be several months after you’ve provided a statement if there’s other evidence we need to collect.
Read more about the types of case we may refer to a tribunal.