How we make decisions
We have produced guidance for making decisions at Stage 1 and Stage 2 of our concerns investigation process, as detailed below.
For details about how we decide whether or not a case falls within our remit, see what you need to know first.
Aim: to guide the decision-making process of the Case Examiner Group as it decides whether to conclude an investigation into a veterinary surgeon or refer a case to Stage 2 (Preliminary Investigation Committee).
Aim: to guide the decision making process of the Preliminary Investigation Committee as it decides whether to refer a case about a veterinary surgeon to Stage 3 (Disciplinary Committee).