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.
Following our strategic review, including a public consultation earlier this year, we have re-launched the Accredited Registers programme. Find out more
We have now published the report of the consultation we carried out earlier in the year asking for input and feedback to help us shape how we approach our performance review process
Today we launch the new Standards for Accredited Registers including a new public interest test - this follows our strategic review of the programme
This blog explores how during the pandemic the patient voice has been diminished or even lost. We now need to refocus regulators' attention and make sure that the patient voice is heard
Assistant Director of Standards and Policy, Douglas Bilton, writes about what we are setting out to achieve in our upcoming 'Bridging the Gap' project, describing the challenge of effectively analysing a broad range of contributing factors to harm.
We publish our response to Northern Ireland's consultation on introducing a statutory duty of candour for organisations
We publish the results of our consultation looking a how we approach our regulator performance reviews
We publish our response to Social Work England's consultation on continuing professional development
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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.