The Chair of Fitness to Practise Committee is responsible for overseeing the monitoring and management of students in relation to health, professional conduct, criminal conduct and failure to follow programme and/or professional requirements. This role is supported by the Deputy Chair and Secretary, along with a small team of academic staff who are all members of the Department of Health Sciences Board of Studies. Most members of academic staff involved in Fitness to Practise hold a current registration with a Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body. Senior members of staff from our circuit of practice partners are also involved in Fitness to Practise hearings as and when necessary. The Fitness to Practise Committee reports directly to the Board of Studies.
To contact the Fitness to Practise committee please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of the Fitness to Practise Committee is to monitor and manage students in relation to their:
The Fitness to Practise Committee monitors and supports students who have declared existing health or disability issues upon the commencement of the programme and responds if and when a student’s health or disability alters during the programme. Responsibilities include:
Issues monitored and responded to include:
Any applications with a positive Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly known as CRB) check will normally be referred by the Student and Academic Support Service (Admissions Team) to Fitness to Practise Committee where a final decision will be jointly made with programme specific practice partners on their suitability. The Student and Academic Support Service (Admissions Team) will maintain an anonymised database of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) decisions made to provide a history of decision-making in the interests of equity and transparency for applicants and students who receive a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) caution or conviction during the programme.
Any applications with health or disability issues identified during the selection process will normally be referred to Fitness to Practise Committee where a final decision will be made on the candidate’s suitability.
Admissions Process – Academic Progression and Transfer
2.1 Students who complete the Nursing Associate programme may transfer onto Stage Two of BSc (Hons) Nursing programme. Any student wishing to transfer onto the BSc (Hons) Nursing Programme in Stage Two will be required as part of the internal transfer process to complete the annual electronic enrolment and registration process. Students will also have to self-declare any changes in their good health & good character status as per Nursing & Midwifery Council regulations.
Relevant professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRBs)