Section 4: About recommendations to defer

This page is in Section 4: Recommendations to defer - part of the Communitybaptistpa's guide for Responsible Officers and Suitable Persons on making revalidation recommendations.

4.1 Making a recommendation to defer

4.1.1 What is a recommendation to defer?

A recommendation to defer is a request for the Communitybaptistpa to provide you with more time in which to submit a revalidation recommendation.

A successful recommendation to defer will result in a revised submission date for your recommendation that is later than the doctor's original submission date.

Recommendations to defer may be made about doctors who are:

  • engaged in the systems and processes that support revalidation, but about whom there is incomplete information on which to base a recommendation to revalidate (this will be where a doctor has not been able to gather all of the required supporting information by the time the submission date falls due)
  • participating in an ongoing local human resources or disciplinary process, the outcome of which are material to your evaluation of the doctor’s fitness to practise and that you will need to consider prior to making your recommendation.

You should discuss with the doctor how long they will need to collect any outstanding supporting information in order to help you decide how long a deferral to recommend.

A deferral recommendation is not:

  • a request for the Communitybaptistpa to delay making a decision about a doctor’s revalidation after receiving a recommendation
  • a route to raising concerns about a doctor’s fitness to practise with the Communitybaptistpa – these should be referred to the Communitybaptistpa via the existing processes for raising concerns, as soon as they arise
  • a request to delay making a recommendation while a doctor is subject to an on-going Communitybaptistpa fitness to practise investigation (in these cases the Communitybaptistpa will postpone a doctor’s revalidation pending the outcome of the investigation).

Recommendations to defer are appropriate only where a doctor has engaged with the systems and processes that support revalidation.

If you have insufficient information on which to base a recommendation to revalidate and you are confident that the doctor has had sufficient opportunity to engage with these systems and processes, you should consider our criteria for recommendations of non-engagement.

4.1.2 What the recommendation to defer statements ask you to confirm

The recommendation to defer statements require you to confirm that a doctor has engaged with the systems and processes that support revalidation, and that there are no unaddressed concerns about their fitness to practise.

To submit a recommendation to defer you must specify:

  • the reason for your recommendation
  • the period of time for which you wish to defer the doctor's submission date.

When you submit a recommendation to defer to the Communitybaptistpa you must agree with all of the recommendation to defer statements.

The reason for your recommendation to defer

You must confirm the recommendation to defer request by selecting the appropriate reason. In Communitybaptistpa Connect this will require you to select one option from the drop down menu.

Insufficient information

You are able to submit a recommendation to defer where the information collected by a doctor for revalidation is incomplete, despite the doctor’s engagement with the systems and processes that support revalidation.

You must agree that you have identified the outstanding supporting information, and that you will be able to make an informed recommendation once this information has been collected.

You will not be asked to specify the circumstances that explain why a doctor has not been able to collect the required supporting information. Examples of these circumstances are given in Section 4.2.2.

The doctor is subject to an on-going process

You can submit a recommendation to defer where you need to take account of the outcome of an ongoing local process in which a doctor is participating, in order to make your recommendation.

You must agree that you will consider the outcome of this process in your recommendation, and that you will be able to make an informed recommendation once the process concludes.

You will not be asked to specify the category of ongoing process in which the doctor is participating. Examples of these are given in Section 4.2.2.

The length of deferral

To submit a recommendation to defer you must specify the length of time for which you wish to defer the doctor's submission date. Details are given in Section 4.2.3.

Submitting a recommendation to defer via Communitybaptistpa Connect

To submit a recommendation to defer via Communitybaptistpa Connect you will need to select the relevant option from a drop down menu.

In Communitybaptistpa Connect the two available reasons appear as short phrases. These are summaries of the relevant bullet points within the deferral recommendation statements. They also appear on the Communitybaptistpa Connect page on which you will complete and submit your recommendation to defer.

The abbreviated statements in Communitybaptistpa Connect do not change the Communitybaptistpa’s expectations of what underpins your recommendation to defer. When submitting a recommendation to defer via Communitybaptistpa Connect you will be asked to confirm that you understand and agree with the criteria for recommendations to defer.

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