Our policy advice
Our policy work covers a broad range of issues across the regulation of health and social care professions. We carry out work when we are asked to look at a particular problem and give our advice. We also identify issues through our work with the professional regulators and accredited registers. The Secretary of State for Health and the health ministers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales often ask us to examine particular questions.
When carrying out our work we talk to people with an interest or knowledge of the subject, to learn from their experience or expertise. We also try to bring the views of patients, services users and the public into our work at every opportunity. This may be by looking at what other organisations have said, commissioning research with patients, services users and other members of the public, talking to charities, patient and service users groups and our stakeholder network, or through consultations and meetings.