If concerns are raised about a HCPC registrant, these are investigated by the HCPC's FTP Department, who may refer the matter to an Investigating Panel.
This Panel meets in private and does not make a decision about whether the allegation is proven; but only whether there is a realistic prospect that the HCPC will be able to establish the allegation at a final hearing.
If this Panel decides that there is a case to answer, the allegations will be referred to:
If the Investigating Panel decides that there is a 'case to answer', the HCPC will continue its case preparation and ask the HCPTS to arrange for a hearing to be held.
The details of the hearing, including the allegation, will be published 28 days before the hearing.