We do this by improving the regulation and registration of people who work in health and care. Our work includes:
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 are calling for the current proposals for reform of professional regulation to get the attention they deserve alongside the Health and Care Bill announced in this week’s Queen’s Speech
We commissioned independent research to find out what the public, patient and professional perspectives are on consistency between regulators and whether it matters
As Mental Health Awareness week for this year draws to a close, our Director of Scrutiny Quality blogs about how for many health/care workers, the conversation has to continue with regulators and employers
Natasha Wynne explains more about our recently published research on whether consistency matters between regulators and what the public, patients and professionals think about consistency in health and care regulation
What are the public, patient and professional perspectives on consistency between regulators and does it matter? We commissioned research to find out
Change ahead for the Accredited Registers programme following public consultation - we publish the report of responses to our consultation on the future shape of the programme
We gave evidence to the Health & Social Care Committee’s inquiry into the DHSC White Paper on White Paper Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care
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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.