On the day briefing: The Kark review of the Fit and Proper Person Test

In July 2018, the former Minister of State for Health, Stephen Barclay MP, commissioned Tom Kark QC to review the scope, operation and purpose of the Fit and Proper Person Test (FPPT). The review has looked in particular at how effective the FPPT is in preventing unsuitable staff from being redeployed or re-employed in the NHS. The review was recommended by Dr Bill Kirkup in his report into Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust, in February 2018.

This briefing sets out the key recommendations and findings of the review, which are significant and potentially far reaching.

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