Tania Francis

Tania advises doctors, dentists, dental nurses and other healthcare professionals with all sorts of issues – GMC/GDC registration and regulatory issues, specialist registration/specialist lists, litigation, associate disputes, CQC registration, difficulties with NHS England and more. Tania is a qualified doctor and works in a team which also includes a qualified dentist, and they therefore offer a unique approach to our clients’ problems. The team regularly contributes to Independent Practitioner Today and Dentistry magazine, and offers training and seminars to our clients. Tania is also on the council of the Medico-Legal Society.

Main area of expertise

  • GMC/GDC registration (especially European dimension)
  • Specialist registration / Specialist lists
  • Regulatory issues before the GMC/MPTS/GDC
  • Clinical negligence defence
  • Associate disputes
  • Performers List issues

The clients she works with

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Dental nurses, hygienists and therapists
  • Medical and dental defence organisations
  • Healthcare providers

Professional membership

  • BMA
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Medico-Legal Society – Member of Council
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Tania writes for Independent Practitioner Today on a regular basis, contributing to blogs and articles. She has also taken part in webinars which can be viewed here.

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  • Indemnity cover – what you need to know

    All doctors and other healthcare professionals should be aware of the need for insurance or indemnity cover, but from time to time I am referred a client who, for one reason or another, doesn’t have cover for a case – be it civil litigation, regulatory (GMC) proceedings or a criminal investigation. This can be a disaster for many reasons.

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  • Revalidation – a trap for the unwary?

    All doctors will be aware of the need to revalidate and the GMC’s responsibilities in this regard. Revalidation is the process by which doctors are required to demonstrate that they are up to date and fit to practise. Doctors must revalidate every five years, and in order to do so they must have annual appraisals based on the GMC’s guidance, Good Medical Practice.

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  • Revalidation – a trap for the unwary?

    All doctors will be aware of the need to revalidate and the GMC’s responsibilities in this regard. Revalidation is the process by which doctors are required to demonstrate that they are up to date and fit to practise.  Doctors must revalidate every five years, and in order to do so they must have annual appraisals based on the GMC’s guidance, Good Medical Practice.

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  • Chambers UK 2017
    “Tania Francis skilfully sorted out a settlement, bringing a huge amount of acumen to the case. ”
  • Legal 500 2016
    “Tania Francis is very able, highly intelligent and very supportive.”
  • Legal 500 2017
    “Sharp, thorough, expert in Professional Discipline”