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Out Lessons Learned Review of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) handling of Morecambe Bay midwives’ cases is underway. We expect the review to take about six months to complete. You can read the Terms of Reference for the Review for more details.


Our most recent performance review published is for the General Chiropractic Council. You can find out how they are meeting our Standards of Good Regulation by reading the full report or a summary in our two-page snapshot.


Reviews are continuing throughout the year and are published as and when each report is finalised.


Find out what we have to say on reforming regulation, how the regulators are protecting the public and what accredited registers can offer for a stretched NHS in our annual review of professional regulation and registration or read a summary in our highlights report or key statistics for the year.

Accredited Registers

We are currently assessing applications for accreditation from The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP), The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) and the UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP).

We have just accredited the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy's register which brings the total registers accredited up to 24.


Annual reviews are happening throughout the year. You can view the latest decision and the annual review dates on the panel decisions page. We are currently assessing an annual review of accreditation for:

If you have experience of any of these accredited registers and would like to share it – we would like to hear from you, just check the deadlines and get in touch.

Policy and research

We have published our latest research on the subject of dishonesty. Researchers examined cases of professional misconduct that included an allegation of dishonesty, and the paper proposes a typology of six kinds of dishonest act that can apply across professions.


Our two-day 2017 Academic Conference took place on 9-10 March. This year the theme was around Building trust in people and places. Find out more about the subjects discussed in the conference programme, read through the presentations or watch the highlights in our video.


We have now published Regulation rethought. This builds on the ideas we set out in our paper Rethinking regulation published last year. Regulation rethought sets out our proposals for a transformation of the regulation of health and care professionals. We have also published our paper on assessing the risk of harm Right touch assurance - a methodology for assessing and assuring occupational risk of harm.