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 just published our annual report and accounts for 2020/21. You can see a summary in our snapshot, the key statistics or read the full report.
Today we launch the new Standards for Accredited Registers including a new public interest test - this follows our strategic review of the programme
Read our latest review of the HCPC's performance and see how they are meeting our Standards of Good Regulation
On the day we relaunch the Accredited Registers programme, Our Chief Executive explains more about the new Standard for Accredited Registers which will introduce additional checks to test public interest
Assistant Director of Standards and Policy, Douglas Bilton, goes into detail about the key findings from the report we commissioned by Professor Deborah Bowman entitled Ethics in Extraordinary Times
Our latest performance review of the Health and Care Professions Council - see how they are meeting our Standards of Good Regulation
Our performance review of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland for 2019/20
We have published our annual report and accounts for 2020/21
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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.