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Purpose

The Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS) is the fitness to practise adjudication service of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Although it is part of the HCPC, the distinct identity of the HCPTS seeks to emphasise that hearings are conducted and managed by independent Panels which are at arm's length from the HCPC.


Structure

Health and Care Professions Tribunal

These are the Panels that hear and determine cases on behalf of the HCPC's three Practice Committees: the Investigating Committee, Conduct and Competence and Health Committees.

The Tribunal Service team

This team provides operational support to the Tribunal. Within it sit the Tribunal Service scheduling team, which is responsible for listing all fitness to practise proceedings, and the Tribunal Service hearings team, which is responsible for providing support to Panels and other participants at hearings and is also responsible for publishing Tribunal decisions.