It is the approach that we encourage the health professional regulators to work towards.
The Authority promotes the health and well-being of users of health and social care services in the regulation of health and care professionals.
We set standards for organisations that hold voluntary registers for people working in a variety of health and social care occupations.
Our Standards describe the behaviour and competencies expected of NHS leaders in England.
The Authority is responsible for overseeing the UK’s 9 health and care professional regulatory bodies.
Selecting a practitioner through our directory of accredited voluntary registers provides confidence, choice, protection and quality.
The Performance Review is our annual check on how effective the regulators have been in protecting the public and promoting confidence in health and care professionals and themselves.
The performance review is our annual check on how the health and care regulators have performed in the four regulatory functions: Guidance and Standards, Education and Training, Registration and Fitness to Practise....Read More
The Society of Homeopaths’ voluntary register has been accredited under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, which is accountable to Parliament....Read More
The AVR team has published the latest edition of its e-bulletin. We highlight the recent work of the team, as well as news and issues relevant to the AVR scheme....Read More
COSCA – Scotland’s professional body for counselling and psychotherapy – has seen its voluntary register accredited under a scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament....Read More
The Professional Standards Authority’s report was yesterday laid before the UK Parliament, Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly Government and N Ireland Assembly....Read More
The AVR team runs workshops to give you an opportunity to discuss the Accredited Voluntary Registers scheme and learn more about the application process....Read More
Written evidence for the Public Administration Select Committee session on midwifery supervision and regulation held on 10 September 2014 ...Read More
The Authority's submission in September 2014 to the Freedom to Speak Up Review into creating an open and honest reporting culture in the NHS in England....Read More
The Authority's response in September 2014 to the Department of Health consultation ‘General Medical Council and Professional Standards Authority: Proposed changes to modernise and reform the adjudication of fitness to practise cases’...Read More
Summary notes of cases considered at S29 meetings between 2010 and 2014...Read More
The Authority report on Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland...Read More