'Probity and Ethics' Live Webinar delivered to the Independent Doctors Federation on 15th September 2020.   |   'Probity and Ethics' published on the Independent Doctors Federation Weekly of 2nd October 2020 as follows: ‘The Probity, Ethics and Professionalism courses are not only helpful in our day-to-day practice as clinicians but also in cases where there is a complaint or GMC investigation.’

Our Courses

Probity, Honesty, Professionalism and Ethics Courses for doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, psychologists, osteopaths, chiropractors and other health and care professionals

Build Insight, Reflection and Remediation

if facing a complaint or investigation in your department or with GMC/GDC/NMC/GPhC/GOsC/GCC/HCPC or other regulatory body

Improve knowledge and understanding of probity and ethics and the expected professional and ethical standards and learn what to do if a breach happens. Avoid situation of misconduct and fitness to practice.

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Ethics, Probity, Professionalism courses – Face to face & Online courses

Probity and Ethics is registered with the CPD UK.

You will receive a Recognised CPD certificate at the end of the courses.

Ethics, Probity, Honesty and Professionalism are at the heart of medical, dental, nursing/ ,midwifery, pharmaceutical, osteopathy, chiropractic, psychology, physiotherapy or other health and care professions. A breach of probity & ethics is considered Dishonesty, Unethical and Unprofessional by the GMC, GDC, NMC, GPhC, GOsC, GCC, HCPC or other regulatory bodies, and is taken very seriously.

The Ethics, Probity and Professionalism courses will help you to recognise the expected standards of ethics, probity and professionalism that are expected of you and help you build Insight, Reflection and Remediation

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Probity

Ethics

Professionalism

Insight

Reflection

Remediation

Though most doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, osteopaths, chiropractors, psychologist, physiotherapists and other are well trained in clinical matters,

they may not be well aware of the professional boundaries and the standards of honesty, probity, ethics and professionalism that the patients, the society and the regulator (GMC, GDC, NMC, GPhC, GOsC, GCC, HCPC or other regulators) expects of them. And this can lead to them committing a mistake

during the process of a complaint or an investigation with the GMC, GDC, NMC, GPhC, GOsC, GCC, HCPC or other regulatory body investigation, the doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, osteopaths, chiropractors, psychologist, physiotherapists  or other health and care professionals may fail to build and demonstrate appropriate Insight, Reflection and Remediation, resulting in serious outcomes

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The Probity and Ethics courses helps you build your knowledge and understanding of the professional and ethical standards expected of you and also the Insight, Reflection and Remediation.

Any doctor, dentist, nurse, midwife, pharmacist, osteopaths, chiropractors, psychologist, physiotherapists or other health and care professional should, unfortunately, expect to be the subject of a complaint in their department or with the GMC, GDC, NMC, GPhC,  GOsC, GCC, HCPC or other regulatory bodies at some point in their career.

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Broadly speaking, there are two categories of complaints or investigations:

Clinical complaints, and complaints linked to a breach of honesty, probity, ethics and professionalism (dishonesty, unethical and unprofessional issues or allegations).

The GMC, GDC, NMC, GPhC, GOsC, GCC, HCPC and other regulatory bodies considers Probity as the fundamental tenet and the foundation of the profession. Thus complaints related to probity, professionalism and ethics are taken very seriously and may lead to sanctions including warning, conditions or suspension.

A good knowledge and understanding of ethics, probity and professionalism as a doctor, dentist, nurse, midwife, pharmacist, osteopaths, chiropractors, psychologist, physiotherapists or other health and care professional is very important in:

Everyday practice as a doctor, dentist, nurse, midwife, pharmacist, osteopaths, chiropractors, psychologist, physiotherapists or other health and care professional, when there is a complaint, inquiry or investigation in department or with the GMC, GDC, NMC, GPhC, GOsC, GCC, HCPC or other regulatory body, or misconduct, impaired fitness to practice or a sanction like conditions or suspension by the MPTS or other tribunal or panel.

The Probity and Ethics courses help you with this and with improving and demonstrating your insight, reflection and remediation.

Reviews

  • LO
    I just wanted to inform you that following attending this course in July and facing my…. Hearing in December, I am now fully restored to the Register ….without any restrictions. I want to express my profound gratitude for your help and support from the course to make this possible.
    LO
  • Dr MB
    I feel very confident about my own case now and look forward to reflecting on this course in great detail. I now feel more confident about insight and how to show complete insight to the tribunal panel. I think this course would also benefit people who are NOT part of GMC investigations because it is a good recap of ethics, probity and Good Medical Practice, which all doctors of all grades would benefit from, especially as part of revalidation/appraisals. Thanks again.
    Dr MB
  • AS
    ..the course was excellent….thoroughly explained why probity is important and we had frank discussions about the mistakes that I had made and why they were dangerous to my patients. He also advised me on how I could present myself and improve the chances of having my license restored ... I am truly grateful for this course and it was worth every penny that it cost.
    AS
  • KT
    I feel more confident to prepare for my panel. I feel that I can provide a better reflections of my case
    KT
  • LO, Pharmacist
    I am extremely grateful for the course as it has immensely enabled me in gaining improved understanding of insight and remediation towards completing my portfolio. I wish I had attended this prior to my initial Fitness Hearing as it would have made all the difference.
    LO, Pharmacist
  • Dr AM
    Best course I have ever done
    Dr AM
  • Dr HP
    Excellent. Please continue. Very interactive, gave chance to ask questions. Very well presented.
    Dr HP
  • Dr HH
    Excellent course and delivery. Would recommend
    Dr HH
  • Nurse AO
    The course was very relevant to my case and I recommend it to anybody who has a dishonesty query.
    Nurse AO
  • Dr SS
    Very helpful course. Appreciate the meaningful way you designed it. Many thanks for showing light into my way. Thank you
    Dr SS