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Interim sanctions

At any point during our investigations, we can refer a doctor to an interim orders tribunal at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

We do this where the allegations against the doctor are serious enough that, if proven, would mean the doctor poses a threat to patients or the public.

A referral to an interim orders tribunal does not mean that we have made a decision on the allegations against a doctor.

An interim orders tribunal hearing can:

  • take no action
  • impose conditions on a doctor to limit a doctor’s practise or behaviour
  • suspend the doctor while we investigate.

You can read more about interim sanctions on the MPTS website.