Table 2

Categorisation of concerns

Categorisation of concernsDetails
ConductThese concerns will include a refusal to comply with reasonable requirements of the employer as well as breaches of Good Medical Practice standards, criminal offences, inappropriate or unethical behaviour likely to compromise standards, care or serious dysfunction to the service.
CapabilityCapability issues are described as a clear failure of by the individual to deliver an appropriate standard of patient care or management, through lack of knowledge, ability or consistently poor performance.
HealthA variety of health problems can impact on an individual’s clinical performance, which arise spontaneously or due to work factors such as stress.