We do this by improving the regulation and registration of people who work in health and social 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.
Did you know that we carry out or commission research? We believe that regulation should be used only when it is the most effective means of protecting the public. We asked, ‘what evidence is there that regulation works?’ We could not find the answer - little research had been done and so we began working with researchers, academics and regulators to develop evidence-based regulation. You can find all our research reports here.
We welcome the Government's consultation on deciding when statutory regulation is appropriate
Our full statement on the Government's response to the Paterson Inquiry.
A new year's blog from our Director of Standards and Policy
In November we held our Accredited Registers seminar, where we discussed the topic of good governance during times of change. This blog discusses what we discussed and what colleagues took from the day.
We publish our response to the Scottish Government's consultation on A National Care Service for Scotland
Our response to the Government Equalities Office consultation on banning conversion therapy
We publish our latest performance review report for the General Chiropractic Council
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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.