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Regulators

We have now published our annual review of professional regulation and registration in the UK. 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 or read a summary in our highlights report or key statistics for the year.

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

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We are currently consulting on reviewing our Standards for Good Regulation to make sure they measure the right things in the right way and that they are properly focusing on risks and regulatory outcomes. Find out more about the consultation and how to respond. The deadline for responses is 12 September 2017.

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We have just published the GOsC's performance review for 2016/17. The performance review cycle for 2015/16 is now complete and we have published all our reports.

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The reviews for 2016/17 are now underway and our schedule is now available – it gives deadlines for sharing your experience of the regulators and also indicates when we will assess each regulator’s performance. We will start assessing the General Optical Council in October, so please share your experience with us by 28 August 2017.

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.

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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 annual reviews 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.

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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.

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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.