Fitness to practise
Many students within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health come into contact with the public when undertaking practical training as part of their study.
The Faculty has a duty to ensure that those students are fit to practise and has established a procedure for dealing with student-related fitness to practise issues.
Any issues surrounding professional behaviour should at first be investigated at School level. Only when an internal School investigation has concluded will a Faculty-level Committee on Fitness to Practise consider a case.
Referring cases to the Faculty Fitness to Practise Committee
- Complete the Faculty fitness to practise referral form
- Email the form – plus all supporting documentation – to FBMHappealsandcomplaints@manchester.ac.uk
On rare occasions, it might be necessary to temporarily suspend a student whilst fitness to practise proceedings are ongoing.
For more information, see the following:
Further guidance on the Fitness to Practise procedure
- Glossary of terms - fitness to practise, fitness for practice, fitness to study
- Advice on medical assessments and disclosing health information
- Advice for students referred to a Fitness to Practise Committee
- Advice on preparing for a Fitness to Practise Committee meeting
- Advice on compiling the case papers for a Fitness to Practise Committee
- Outcome letter toolkit - what to include in a fitness to practise outcome letter
- Investigation toolkit - advice for staff appointed to conduct a fitness to practise investigation