Information for doctors under investigation

If we decide to investigate your fitness to practise, we know it can be a difficult and stressful time. These pages contain information on the support available. This section also explains our investigation processes and the actions we may take.

Our guide for doctors

Support for doctors

There are a number of resources available that can help you deal with the stress of an investigation, and some of these are totally independent of us.

Guides to investigations and assessments

Understand how we investigate concerns about fitness to practise, and how it will impact on you.
Find out how we assess the performance of a doctor.
Find out how we assess if health conditions affect fitness to practise, and how we deal with these investigations.
Find out how we assess if a lack of knowledge of English affects fitness to practise.
If we decide that a doctor’s fitness to practise is impaired, there are a number of actions we can take. Find out what these are and in what circumstances they are appropriate.
Find out how to speak to one of our advisers directly.