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 - find out more. Not sure how our work contributes to public protection? Read examples of our work in these case studies.
We welcome the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s re-stated commitment to proceed with the long awaited consultation on reforms to professional regulation, but believe greater flexibility must be coupled with increased accountability
You can contribute to our review into how the regulators we oversee responded to the first phase of the pandemic and how these can help us develop strategies to respond to the ongoing situation, learn for future crises and also just help with ‘business as usual?’
A speaker at our recent symposium, Lucy Watson - the Patients Association Chair, provides a guest blog discussing the importance of effective patient partnership as the health and care system transforms and eventually recovers
In this blog, Alan Clamp gives an overview of what we discussed over the three days of our recent virtual symposium on the theme of 'Regulation Reset'
Our latest performance review of the General Pharmaceutical Council - the GPhC has met 15 out of 18 of our Standards of Good Regulation
Our latest performance review of the General Chiropractic Council - they have met 17 of our 18 Standards of Good Regulation
Our response to Baroness Cumberlege's report - First Do No Harm - the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review - we acknowledge the huge damage caused to patients by the medicines and medical devices examined within this review, and agree fully that the system must change to prevent this happening again.
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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.