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.
We have published the outcome of our second consultation on how we approach our regulator reviews. We now plan to move to a three-year cycle and introduce this new process for the 2021/22 review year. Find out more here.
We publish our latest performance review report for the General Dental Council
Today, the Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network’s register has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, but the importance of good mental health is a key issue for the Royal College of Nursing year round as they support their members working in the UK and abroad. Read more in our guest blog
Assistant Director of Performance, Graham Mockler, gives an overview on the recent changes we have made to our performance review process, following two consultations.
We publish our response to the Department of Health and Social Care's consultation on changes to the GDC's and NMC's international registration legislation
We have published our latest performance review for the General Dental Council
We publish our response to the Government consultation on healthcare regulation: deciding when statutory regulation is appropriate
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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.