Council Sub-Committees

The following sub-committees of Council are in operation:

Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

The mission of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee is to provide an independent appraisal structure within CORU to measure and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of its risks, governance and internal control procedures and its financial reporting framework.

Finance and General Purposes Committee

The mission of the Finance and General Purposes Committee is to provide an independent appraisal structure within CORU to measure and evaluate its financial performance, and the allocation of resources and budgets.

Registration & Recognition Committee

The role of this committee is to advise Council on policies and procedures in relation to registration and qualifications recognition (as Competent Authority).

Education Committee

The role of this committee is to advise Council on policies and procedures in relation to education.

Professional Practise Advisory Committee

The role of this committee is to support the operation and continued development of the Fitness to Practise function

Preliminary Proceedings Committee

The Preliminary Proceedings Committee is an investigating committee established by CORU and as provided for by legislation, to consider Fitness to Practise complaints about health and social care professionals. The Preliminary Proceedings Committee was established under Part 6 of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (as amended), which was commenced on the 31 December 2014.

Appeals Committee

The role of this committee is to exercise its powers and perform its functions under section 42B and section 43 of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 as amended.

Committees of Inquiry (Professional Conduct Committee and Health Committee)

If it is decided that a complaint relating to a Registrant’s Fitness to Practise requires further action, the complaint may go before a Committee of Inquiry. This may be a Professional Conduct Committee or a Health Committee. The Committee of Inquiry (the Professional Conduct Committee or the Health Committee, depending on the nature of the complaint) will be made up of three people:

  • one registrant from the same profession as the registrant against whom the complaint is made,
  • one registrant from another profession, and
  • one non-registrant (Chairperson)

The hearing will be similar to those before a Court or Tribunal. At a hearing the Professional Conduct Committee or the Health Committee hears evidence from the parties to a complaint and ultimately decides, having considered the evidence, if there is an impairment to practise on the part of the registrant who has been complained about.

Professional Conduct Committee hearings are normally held in public. Health Committee hearings are normally held in private.

Nominations Committee

The role of this committee is to lead the process for Committee appointments and make recommendations to Council.