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Regulators

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 Medical Council in September, so please share your experience with us by 24 July 2017.

Accredited Registers

We have just consulted on proposed changes to the annual renewal process for accredited registers. The consultation is now closed and we will publish the results later in the year.

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We have received an application from the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) for accreditation of its register. Please share your experience with us by 28 July 2017.

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The Academy for Healthcare Science has submitted a notification of change for a Credentialing Register for the Life Science Industry (LSI). Please share your experience with us by 5 July 2017.

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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:

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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 just published the latest research in our series of studies looking at what influence regulators have on the behaviour of the professionals they register. The report Professional identity and regulation - exploring the views of professionals builds on the literature review we published last year to find out whether patient care benefits from strong professional identities and, if so, what role regulation plays in developing and maintaining strong professional identities.

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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.