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 publish our latest performance review for the General Dental Council - in this review period, the GDC has met 16 out of 18 of our Standards of Good Regulation
We welcome the Government's commitment to introduce a Patient Safety Commissioner, but ask that the role links closely with the work of other bodies involved in patient safety and Government ensures that it does not lose sight of the wider findings from the Cumberlege Review relating to patient safety
A guest blog from Joanna Jervis, a Senior Lawyer and Practice Development Manager for Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland looking at fitness to practise from the registrant's perspective
Peter Walsh, Chief Executive of Action against Medical Accidents (AvMa), guest blogs - setting out the key priorities AvMa would like to see as part of regulatory reform to ensure patients have a voice
Our latest performance review of the General Dental Council - for this review period, the GDC has met 16 out of 18 of our Standards of Good Regulation
We have published our most recent review of the HCPC - we remain concerned about the HCPC's poor performance against the fitness to practise Standards and will work with them to implement an improvement plan
Our strategic review of the Accredited Registers programme was launched in June this year and we are now consulting on the future shape of the programme
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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.