Reviews of substantive orders
Under Article 30 of the Health and Social work Professions Order 2001, where a Panel has imposed a suspension order or conditions of practise order, the order must be reviewed by a Panel before it expires.
The review takes the form of a limited hearing, at which the Panel will look at whether the registrant's fitness to practise is still impaired and whether the sanction imposed is still necessary. A registrant may attend and tell the Panel about what they have been doing since the sanction was imposed and provide other information to the Panel.
The Panel can decide to change the order for a different type of order, extend the existing order or decide that no further order is necessary.