We help to protect the public by improving the regulation and registration of people who work in health and care by:
We apply the principles
of right-touch regulation to everything we do.
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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
We have published our latest performance review of the General Optical Council - for this review, the GOC has met 22 out of 24 of our Standards of Good Regulation
The Authority has reviewed a recent decision by the NMC's Fitness to Practise panel about Helen Lockett - who faced a number of serious allegations about her conduct while working as Director of Operations and Executive Nurse at the Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust
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
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
Our response to the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland's consultation on its revised threshold criteria
Our response to General Chiropractic Council's consultation on its publication and disclosure policy
Our response to the Welsh Government's consultation on the draft school and community based counselling operating toolkit
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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.
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.
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.
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.