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At the heart of everything we do is one simple purpose: protection of the public from harm

We help to protect the public by improving the regulation and registration of people who work in health and care by:

  • Reviewing the work of the regulators of health and care professionals
  • Accrediting organisations that register practitioners in unregulated occupations
  • Giving policy advice to Ministers and others and encouraging research to improve regulation

We apply the principles of right-touch regulation to everything we do.

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'Regulation: will it matter in the future?'

This was the question we asked at our academic and research conference. Find out more about how it was answered by reading through the presentations or you can watch the highlights

Academic Conference highlights

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Blog

  • Covid-19: what impact will it have on regulatory policy going forward?

    Director of Standards and Policy

    We met (virtually) with regulatory colleagues to discuss how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted our work and how it is likely to have a long-lasting effects and and shape regulatory policy well into the future

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  • How research can help make regulation better

    Douglas Bilton

    Douglas Bilton explains how our academic and research conference provides opportunities for those working in the regulatory field to share findings, identify common issues and look at how regulation can adapt to meet the challenges of the future

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Our work with regulators

We oversee the 10 statutory bodies that regulate health and care professionals. We review their performance to see how they are protecting the public.

We also scrutinise their decisions about whether people on their registers are fit to practise and can appeal these decisions if we believe they are insufficient to protect the public.

Our work with accredited registers

We set standards for organisations holding voluntary registers for people working in unregulated health and care occupations and accredit those organisations that meet our standards.

The programme helps people who are seeking treatments that may not be covered by regulated professions to opt for a lower risk option and make an informed choice.

Improving regulation 

improving regulation

We want to explain and explore regulation – we encourage improvement by sharing good practice and knowledge, conducting research and introducing new ideas, including our concept of right-touch regulation.

We also monitor policy developments and provide advice to governments and others on matters relating to people working in health and care.

Our current work

our current work

Find out more about our latest research, social media campaigns or our most recent performance review published or register accredited.

You can also check our schedule for sharing your experience with us to help inform our regulator reviews and register re-accreditations.