Covid-19 is putting unprecedented pressures on those working in health and care and those who regulate and register them – our Chief Executive discusses how to balance the need for flexibility with accountability to ensure patient and public safety
Current circumstances have meant that we could not say goodbye in person to our Chair, George Jenkins, who is stepping down today – so we have had to say 'goodbye' and wish him 'good luck' online through our blog.
On World Social Work Day, Colum Conway of Social Work England, explains why professional regulation needs to be in a better position to provide a more responsive and proportionate approach, work collaboratively and re-focus on ‘up stream’ working
Public confidence and public trust in the healthcare regulators are interlinked: without one, you probably wouldn’t have the other but how do the regulators interpret and apply ‘public confidence’ especially in relation to their fitness to practise processes?
Amy Hopwood, Policy Manager at CQC writes about the organisational duty of candour: the difference between it and the professional duty of candour; the barriers that can hinder both duties; & CQC's plans for launching new guidance in the spring
A guest blog from Peter Walsh questions what difference the duty of candour has made, but he remains hopeful that, if fully embraced by regulators and others, it will lead to the biggest and most overdue advance in patients’ rights and patient safety
A new year (& new decade) had barely begun and AI was making headlines - this time a story about how it had out-performed experts in detecting breast cancer. So what is AI and how will it impact professional regulation?
Sarah Seddon guests blogs on her personal experience as a patient going through the fitness to practise process and the key considerations that she believes regulators should take into account to help 'humanise' the process
We look at two sides to candour: a legal point of view in the context of fitness to practise; and what our research tells us about the possible barriers to candour and why candour can be much more complicated than ‘simply telling the truth’ makes it sound
Russell Parkinson guest blogs for us following our recent seminar on whistleblowing - outlining that there needs to be supportive organisational cultures with good leaders to encourage speaking up and voicing concerns
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