Trainee Medical Doctors, Registrars, Specialty Doctors & Consultants

A winning team of outstanding 

lawyers with remarkable legal

knowledge and expertise in

representing and advising

physicians throughout your

specialty training and professional

development

 

 

 

Our team of medical law solicitors are world class and will provide you with legal advice and assistance and/or represention if you are a trainee/junior doctor, registrar, specialty doctor or consultant facing difficulties at any stage throughout your medical education and training from the foundation year to achieving fellowship of a Royal College. Our healthcare lawyers fully appreciate how crucial it is for you to succeed and achieve your goals and will work closely with you in the event that you have not met certain competencies or have been unsuccessful in the completion of your core specialty training.

 

ARCP

A number of issues may arise throughout your specialty and GP training. If you are doing specialty training as a registrar or specialty doctor, our ARCP solicitors will draft your review or appeal to ensure you satisfactorily progress to complete your training. 

 

As a foundation doctor (foundation house officer (FY1) and foundation house officer (FY2)) you are trained and assessed against specific competencies set out in the curriculum agreed with the General Medical Council (GMC). There might be a number of reasons why you have not met all of the competencies prior to full GMC registration whilst on the training foundation programme. If you are an FY1 or FY2 facing issues during your training and professional development, our ARCP lawyers will assist you. 

 

Our ARCP lawyers will advise and assist you with your case if you have been unsuccessful before an ARCP Panel and have received an ARCP Outcome 3 (inadequate progress made by trainee or additional training time required) or ARCP Outcome 4 (released from training). Our ARCP solicitors will advise you on the merits of your case, whether you have sufficient grounds to request a review of the ARCP Panel's decision or sufficient grounds upon which to appeal against the decision of the ARCP Panel; prepare a review or appeal, as necessary. 

 

 

5 Stars Trainee Registrar in Medical Oncology – ARCP Outcome 3 – Drafted and submitted a Appeal of the Decision of ARCP Panel – Following successful Appeal received ARCP Outcome 2

 

'Receiving unfair outcome (outcome 3) after my ARCP was one of the darkest hours in my life. I felt helpless and in need of help. However, knowing that it was an unfair outcome, I decided to appeal.

I knew that I needed professional help to get the appeal right. Searching online, I found a few names but after deliberating, I chose Dr Rosanna Cooper of RT Coopers. I immediately felt that my intuition was right. The commitment, work-ethic and the professionalism that she embodied were instantaneously reassuring. She gave me adequate time to listen to my case and consider all its aspects before reaching the appropriate argument that nailed the case.

After submitting my appeal, my case was reviewed by the same panel that awarded the initial outcome. After reading the appeal, the panel changed the outcome to ARCP Outcome 2. The chair of the panel praised the written appeal arguments and he said, “that he agreed with a lot of its content”.  Rosanna is a professional, compassionate, and savvy solicitor and it was god who sent her to me. During your difficult times, I am sure she will help you too.' MM

 

 

Our ARCP lawyers will also review your evidence and advise you on the weight of your evidence and what changes you would need to make to your eportfolio or logbook (if appropriate) and what further evidence may be required as well as what representations you should take into account along with other relevant information in support of your appeal, whether such information or evidence forms part of the original considerations or will be new evidence or information.

 

Intercollegiate MRCS 

Our MRCS lawyers will advise and assist you if you have been accused of breaching or have failed the intercollegiate MRCS Part A or MRCS Part B exam of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)  for surgical trainees to become a member of one of the four UK and Ireland surgical royal colleges. 

 

MRCOG

Our specialist lawyers will advise and assist you if you are looking to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology and you have been accused of breaching or have failed  Part 1, Part 2 or Part 3 of the MRCOG Examination Rules and Regulations and denied membership:

  • Part 1 MRCOG - written examination to evaluate basic and clinical sciences relevant to the subject
  • Part 2 MRCOG - written exam that assess the application of knowledge
  • Part 3 MRCOG - stand-alone clinical skills exam that assess your ability to apply core clinical skills in the context of the skills, as defined in the Part 2 MRCOG curriculum. The Part 3 MRCOG - assessment and validation process for entry on to the UK Specialist Register and progress to a consultant post in O&G.  

Our speciialist solicitors know the syllabus and the Gold Guide and will prepare a review or appeal on your behalf.

 

MRCP(UK)

Our healthcare law solicitors will represent you or provide you with legal advice, if you are a medical consultant physician working in a hospital, community or in research and you have been accused of breaching or have failed  the MRCP(UK) Examination Rules and Regulations or have failed the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination,  the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written Examination, the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES) or the Specialty Certificate Examination.

 

Our solicitors will advise and assist you if you are a Foundation Year 1 (F1) Doctor or Foundation Year 2 (F2) Doctor, a rmedical consultant physician and you have not obtained the appropriate level of knowledge, clinical skills and competence to be awarded a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or a Combined Programme CESR (CESR(CP)) to gain entry onto the Specialist Register to be a Consultant in the National Health Service (NHS).

 

We can prepare your review or appeal and/or guide you through the regulations whatever your specialism, whether it is Cardiology, Pathology, Histopathology, Psychiatry, Clinical Pharmacology,  Surgery, Therapeutics and Toxicology or Endocrinology.

 

MRCPsych   

Our MRCPsych lawyers will advise and assist you if you have been accused of breaching or have failed the MRCPsych exams or wish to appeal against your results for the written papers and/or the clinical assessment of skills and competence (CASC):

  • Paper A: Topics on the scientific and theoretical basis of psychiatry.

  • Paper B: Topics on the clinical topics in psychiatry.

  • CASC: a practical assessment in 16 clinical scenarios.

 

Fitness to Practise

Our fitness to practise lawyers will advise, assist and represent you in the event that your fitness to practise is called into question and you are facing a fitness to practise hearing.  Our fitness to practise solicitors are experts in this field with a vast amount of experience and knowledge, to enable you to achieve a successful outcome. 

 

 

Our Services

 

We can advise, assist and/or represent you at any stage of your medical training and professional development:

ARCP for Foundation Doctors
  • Drafting your Appeal if you have failed a Work Based Assessment against certain Competencies during the Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) Process
    • ARCP Outcome 3 - Drafting your reiew or appeal if the ARCP Panel has held that you have made inadequate progress and additional training time is required
    • ARCP Outcome 4 - Drafting your Appeal if you have been Withdrawn from your Training Programme
    • ARCP Outcome 5 - Drafting a written account as to why documentation was not made available to the ARCP Panel
  • Drafting your Appeal if at the end of the Foundation Programme you have failed to achieve the Generic Clinical and Non-Clinical Competencies
  • Drafting your Appeal if you have failed to maintain your National Learning Portfolio
  • Issues arising from the ARCP process
  • Issues regarding the Trainee Doctor Quality Standards for Postgraduate Medical Education and Training (PMET)

 

Specialty training ARCP and GP training for Registrars and Specialty Doctors
  • Advising on issues during your Postgraduate Medical Training
  • Challenging whether the Trainee Doctor Quality Standards for Postgraduate Medical Education and Training (PMET) has been met
  • Drafting your Review/Appeal to the Postgraduate Dean if the Panel has decided that you have failed to achieve certain Competencies:
    • ARCP Outcome 2 (Development of specific Competencies required) - The ARCP Panel has deemed that you need to develop some specific Competencies 
    • ARCP Outcome 3 - The ARCP Panel has decided that you have made Inadequate Progress and additional Training time is required 
    • ARCP Outcome 4 - The ARCPPanel has decided that you should be Released from the Training Programme with or without specified Competencies 
  • Drafting your Appeal if you have been unsuccessful in the Completion of your Core Training
  • Drafting your Appeal if you have not been successful in your Specialty Training Programme and have not been awarded the Certificate of Completion to make you Eligible for Entry to the GMC's Specialist Register or GP Register:
    • Drafting your Review if the Panel has deemed that you have not reached the Standard expected and you have been issued with RITA D (Recommendation for Targeted Training – Stage 1 of Required Additional Training) 
    • Drafting your Appeal for reconsideration of the decision if the Panel has decided that you have not reached the Standard of RITA E (Recommendation for Intensified Supervision/Repeated Experience – Stage 2 of Required Additional Training)
    • Drafting your Appeal for reconsideration of the decision if the Panel has decided to Withdraw you from the Programme, i.e. RITA E (Withdrawal from the Programme – Stage 3)
  • Legal Representation

 

Consultants
  • Accused of Academic Misconduct in the MRCP(UK) Examinations such as Copying or Collusion (failure of the Anomaly Monitoring System (AMS))
  • Drafting an Appeal if accused of Breaching the MRCP(UK) Examination Rules and Regulations
  • Drafting your Appeal if you wish to be granted a Condoned Pass or have failed the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination or require assistance in Submitting Evidence of Readiness
  • Drafting your Appeal if you have failed the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written Examination   
  • Drafting your Appeal if you have failed the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES)
  • Drafting your Appeal if you have failed the Specialty Certificate Examinations (SCEs)
  • Legal Representation

 

 

Fellowships
  • Advise and Assistance if you have failed your Fellowship examinations and Drafting your Appeal
  • Our appeal lawyers will provide you with Legal Representation
  • Our appeal solicitors will Advise and Assist you with legal issues involving your Fellowship.

 

Employment
  • Breach of Contract
  • Discrimination
  • Legal representation at Disciplinary Hearings
  • Misconduct Charges
  • Serious Disciplinary Charges
  • Unfair Dismissal

 

 

Fitness to Practise
  • Representation before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service Fitness to Practice Panel
  • Representations against any Warnings, Interim Orders, Undertakings or Conditions on your Licence to Practice from the GMC
  • Suspension of Licence to Practise

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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