We are here to protect the public and help ensure their health and wellbeing by raising standards in the regulation and registration of people working in health and social care.
who regulate health and care professionals to make sure they are protecting patients and service users properly
who work in health and social care (but are not regulated) and award our Quality Mark when they meet our high standards.
we advise the UK government and other decision-makers about ways to improve the regulation of people working in health and social care.
Looking for a health or care practitioner, but don’t know where to start? Use our Accredited Registers section to find out how to make an informed choice and find a register.
Want to know more about our work to raise standards in regulation?
Read our policy and research papers to find out how we help regulators raise standards and inspire confidence.
Want to know how well the regulators are protecting the public?
Use this section to read our reports about the regulators performance and find out why we refer some of their cases to court..
The Authority supports the Government’s intention to strengthen public protection. Their response to the Law Commission builds on and improves the Law Commissions’ proposals in a number of important areas....Read More
The newest edition of the Accredited Registers e-bulletin has been published....Read More
The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) governing board has today agreed that statutory supervision should no longer be part of its legal framework....Read More
Antony Townsend and Renata Drinkwater have been appointed by the Privy Council to the Board of the Professional Standards Authority. They replace Ann Curno and Sally Irvine who retired from the Board at the end of 2014 following six years of distinguished service....Read More
The scope of the registers covered by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care’s Accredited Registers programme has broadened significantly today following the accreditation of the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS)....Read More
A list of all cases referred to court and their outcomes...Read More
A list of the cases referred to court awaiting a hearing/settlement...Read More
December 2014 - The Authority's response to the ASA's consultation about the use of prioritising principles when allocating regulatory resources....Read More
The Authority's response in January 2015 to the Public Health Wales proposals for recognising public health practitioners who work at an advanced level of practice....Read More
Templates to support evidence submission by regulators, January 2014...Read More