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 Professional Standards Authority has decided to appeal the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service’s decision to suspend Dr Steven Burn for possession of indecent images of children...Read More
Between July and September 2014 we audited 100 cases handled by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and closed at the initial stages of its FTP process during the period 1 January 2014 to 31 July 2014. This audit report is being published one year after the end of the onsite audit and we acknowledge that exceptional delay....Read More
The UK now has a real opportunity to get more out of its health and care workforce, the Professional Standards Authority said today....Read More
Right-touch regulation describes the approach we adopt in the work we do. ...Read More
The Professional Standards Authority is sorry to announce that Baroness Jill Pitkeathley OBE, who has held the position of chair for the last six years has announced she is standing down....Read More
Board Meetings 2015...Read More
For all information about The Authority's Board meetings...Read More
Between April and June the Authority carried out a consultation on proposed changes to Standard 9 (education and training) for the Accredited Registers. This document discusses the results of this consultation.
Summary notes of cases considered at S29 meetings between 2010 and 2015...Read More
At its meeting in September 2015 the Authority’s Board considered the responses we received. ...Read More