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 have published our annual report and accounts for 2021/22 - find out more about our work overseeing regulators, accrediting registers and contributing to improving regulation
We publish our first monitoring report for the Health and Care Professions Council under our new process
Over the past two years we have been working on improving our performance reviews, using the feedback we received to shape our new process and improve our reports. We've just published the first two reports.
June is Sands Awareness Month when Sands raises the profile of the impact of baby loss on families across the UK. In this guest blog, Charlotte Bevan explains the theme of the year - Together We Are Sands campaign
We publish our annual report and accounts for 2021/22 - find out more about our work during the year
We publish HCPC's first monitoring report for 2021/22 - find out more about how HCPC is meeting our Standards of Good Regulation
We publish our first Monitoring Report for the General Osteopathic Council under our new approach to the performance review process
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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.