Of course, nobody that provides health care expects or wants to to receive a disciplinary complaint. Yet it any BIG-registered healthcare provider may be confronted with medical disciplinary matters. A disciplinary complaint can have an tremendous impact. Especially a disciplinary complaint that is personal and does not tell whole story, can provide a feeling of injustice.
As a healthcare provider, you are required to put your own emotions aside in such a case and focus on the disciplinary procedure. Often, a response to the complaint is required within a short period of time, not only examining the medical aspects of a complaint, but also the legal aspects. Disciplinary proceedings can therefore be a huge distraction from your day-to-day work, which can provide added pressure on your performance and enjoyment of your work. Disciplinary proceedings may also in some cases have an impact on a healthcsare provider’s private life.
You should take every disciplinary complaint serious an seek the assistance of a legal professional. Professional assistance in disciplinary proceedings reduces the burden so that you can remain fully focused on your work and provide healthcare to others.
As a lawyer specialised in medical disciplinary matters I am able to assist and represent you in disciplinary proceedings. In addition to my extensive knowledge of disciplinary law, I keep in mind what a complaint does to you as a care provider. I know that a complaint can make you lose your open-mindedness and that there is a risk of adopting a more defensive professional attitude. I am right there with you acting as a sounding board in this difficult time. Together we determine the strategy and take the right steps towards the best outcome.
Have you received a disciplinary complaint or are you expecting to receive a disciplinary complaint? Do not hesitate to contact me.
Kristien studied Dutch law at the University of Groningen (Private Law) and Dutch Law (administrative law and private law) at Hanze University of applied sciences Groningen. Before entering the legal profession, she was a clerk in the civil sector of the court of Groningen. Kristien is particularly active in the areas of tenancy law, employer law, and health law.
She likes sharing her experiences and knowledge by giving lectures and writing blogs.