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Annual report and accounts 2016–17

Our annual report highlights how we are engaging with stakeholders to better understand how we can prevent fitness to practise cases. A key focus of our efforts this year has been the length of time fitness to practise cases take to conclude. We have made progress in reducing the number of older cases in our case load and in further ensuring we make appropriate decisions about new cases in a timely manner. To assist in doing this, we have realigned the Fitness to Practise Directorate to provide greater specialisation. Early signs are that this has been a positive development which has enabled greater focus on case progression at each stage of the process.

Printed copies are available from TSO (The Stationery Office) at or by calling 0870 600 5522.