The first public fitness to practise inquiry to be held by the health and social care professionals council CORU is due to begin today.
First public fitness to practise inquiry by health body CORU
CORU regulates health and social care professionals, much like the Medical Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Board.
CORU currently regulates dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, radiographers, radiation therapists, social workers, speech and language therapists, optometrists and dispensing opticians.
Details of the inquiry will not be released until it begins this morning.
An application can be made for the hearing to be in private, or for the health professional, or witnesses not to be identified.
CORU has held a number of inquiries in private since Fitness to Practise opened at the end of December 2014.
It received 104 complaints in relation to fitness to practise since that time.
CORU will also soon regulate another group of health professionals, including counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists.