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 have published our initial response to the Government's publication of its White Paper on a Health and Care Bill which proposes far-reaching changes to reform the NHS and social care
We have filed an appeal - using our section 29 power - against the GOC's Fitness to Practise Committee decision to suspend Ms Honey Rose for a period of nine months, having found her, in summary, guilty of failing to carry out adequate eye examinations in respect of two children
Director of Standards and Policy, Christine Braithwaite, reflects on the impact the pandemic has had on the health and social care workforce, as well as how the Authority intends to use learnings to respond to the ongoing challenges.
In this blog, we explain why we are asking for views - as part of our wider consultation - on what is the best way to identify risks to public protection and public confidence through the performance review process?
Our response to the Care Quality Commission's consultation on its draft strategy and proposals on changes for flexible regulation
Our response to the General Pharmaceutical Council's consultation: ‘Managing concerns about pharmacy professionals: Our strategy for change’
Our response to the Nursing and Midwifery Council's consultation on continued use of new powers arising from the coronavirus pandemic
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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.