How we investigate concerns

We receive complaints or concerns about many doctors throughout their careers.

But we only investigate when these raise issues about a doctor’s ability to practise safely or threaten public confidence in the profession.

This guide will take you through the key milestones of our investigation process.

It explains:

  • what happens if we open an investigation to look into a concern about your practice
  • how we investigate a concern
  • what an investigation might mean for you.
Why you need to read this guide
To find out more about how our investigation processes work.