Raising a Concern about a Fellow Chiropractor
This section provides information for chiropractors and other health professionals, including fellow chiropractors, who have concerns about a chiropractor.
All chiropractors have a duty to act when they believe patients’ safety is at risk, or that patients’ care or dignity are being compromised.
You should report concerns to us if you believe that the chiropractor’s fitness to practise is impaired. This may be for a number of reasons, including:
a criminal conviction or caution in the British Isles (or elsewhere for an offence which would be a criminal offence if committed in England or Wales)
physical or mental ill-health
lack of the necessary knowledge of English language to be able to practise chiropractic safety in the UK.
There are other concerns that we may not be best placed to deal with, for example we cannot mediate in practice disputes. In those instances, it may be useful for you to seek advice from your professional association.
If you are reluctant to report a concern because, for example, you fear that raising your concern may cause problems for yourself or colleagues, it is worth bearing the following in mind:
If you do raise a concern with us about a fellow chiropractor, we expect you to co-operate fully with the investigation.
This usually means that the chiropractor will become aware that you have raised a concern with us. If you have concerns about this, please make us aware when you submit your form, detailing the reasons why.
Our investigations process is standardised in line with our legal obligations. Click here to find out how it works.