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.
The General Chiropractic Council has met 17 out of 18 of our Standards of Good Regulation in its most recent review
We have been looking at the concerns surrounding virtual hearings and, following a consultation, we have now published the guidance
During Black History Month, and spurred on by the tragic circumstances of George Floyd’s and others’ untimely deaths, we at the Authority are reflecting on our responsibilities to promote equality, and to support and celebrate diversity and inclusion.
Our new stakeholder engagement strategy has been published today. Effective engagement plays a vital part in helping us to achieve our objectives: to protect the public, promote good professional standards and maintain public confidence in 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.
Our most recent performance review for the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland - this will be our last report using our 24 Standards of Good Regulation
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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.