We do this by improving the regulation and registration of people who work in health and 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.
This Windrush Day we honour the valuable impact of registrants from overseas to the health and social care workforce.
We commissioned Professor Deborah Bowman to carry out research and this report is the result - it explores the ethical experiences of practitioners working in health and social care professions during the Covid-19 pandemic
With the deadline to respond to the consultation upon us - our Chief Executive puts forward our closing arguments to balance flexibility with transparency and accountability and ensure that public protection is at the centre of future reform
Two blogs on our power to appeal fitness to practise panel decisions: one from the registrant; and the other from the complainant - with an introduction from our Director of Standards and Policy
We commissioned Professor Deborah Bowman to carry out research. This report is the result and it describes how the pandemic shaped and altered the ethical experiences of practitioners
We have now submitted our full response to the Government's consultation on reforming regulation - 'Regulating healthcare professionals, protecting the public'
We might believe our conscious mind is in the driving seat when we are making decisions - but there are all sorts of factors coming into play behind the scenes - cognitive biases. We asked an expert to look at cognitive bias specifically in fitness to practise - read his advice in this report.
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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.