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A review of the fit and proper person test


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A review of the fit and proper person test

The independent review, led by Tom Kark QC, considers how effectively the fit and proper person test prevents unsuitable staff from being redeployed in health and social care settings.

It sets out seven recommendations, including developing competencies for directors, making a central database of directors’ qualifications, training and appraisals, and expanding the definition of serious misconduct. The current fit and proper person test is designed to ensure that senior staff who are responsible for quality and safety of care are fit for their roles. The test applies to directors in the NHS, the independent health care sector and the adult social care sector. More....