Our Practitioner Performance Advice service has published its latest Insights paper: Demographics, professions and concerns: What are the patterns in Practitioner Performance Advice cases? This Insight looks at over 3,500 practitioners for whom we received a request for advice over a five year period from April 2018 to March 2023 and provides an update of our publication from last year: Who are the practitioners we advise on and are there any patterns of concerns?
In line with last year’s analysis, we found that international medical graduates, those from an ethnic minority background and practitioners who are older or male, are each groups overrepresented in concerns reported to us by employers and contracting bodies.
Behaviour/misconduct continues to feature in 70% of cases so we have targeted our services accordingly, with increased capacity to provide the following services: behavioural assessments, workplace-based mediations and team reviews.
By sharing this Insight, we aim to encourage healthcare leaders, managers and practitioners to consider whether the patterns identified in our cases are evident at a local level and to raise awareness of the support Practitioner Performance Advice can provide.
Consistent with our first strategic priority, deliver fair resolution, this Insight also supports our recently published Being fair 2 report which aims to promote the value of a person-centered workplace that is compassionate, safe and fair when care in the NHS goes wrong.
You can access other publications in our Insights series which cover a wide range of subjects from behavioural assessments to Healthcare Professional Alert Notices (HPANs). If you are interested in hearing more about our research and insights programme, please get in touch with us at email@example.com or sign up to receive Insights by email.