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  • Dinah

    Public interest and the fitness to practise process

    In this blog, Mark Stobbs and Dinah Godfree recap some of the main discussion points from a recent event at the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh - it posed some very interesting questions around public interest and fitness to practise


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    Bringing practitioners and their work together: human factors in health and social care regulation

    No matter how many policies & processes exist to assure safety & mitigate risk, there is always one unknown factor – people. Guest blogger, Denham Phipps explains more about 'human factors' and how they can relate to practitioner regulation


  • Deanna Williams for her blog

    ‘Good… or good-enough…’ As a regulator, where do you fit?

    In her guest blog Deanna Williams captures some of the views she shared with Professor Deborah Bowman during a Q&A session at the Authority’s recent academic and research conference. The main question posed was ‘what is it to be a good regulator?’


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    The professional duty of candour: widening the lens

    Annie Sorbie & Zahra Jaffer guest blog on the need to maintain momentum on embedding candour in healthcare professionals and how we need to widen the lens beyond individual interactions and direct attention to the wider context in which healthcare is provided


  • Michael Warren

    The professional duty of candour is a commendable principle but to what extent can regulators influence their registrants to put it into practice?

    Four years on since the regulators published their joint statement on candour, we wanted to find out how successful they have been in encouraging candour in their registrants - our latest research looks at their progress


  • Alan Clamp

    A new year provides a new opportunity to strive for regulatory reform

    In our first blog of the new year, the Authority's chief executive explains why setting intentions rather than resolutions is the smarter approach to achieving them and one of the Authority's intentions is to continue to strive for regulatory reform


  • Christine

    Radical reform of regulation must begin now

    Christine Braithwaite, our Director of Standards and Policy, explains why the regulatory system cannot afford to stand still and sets out the five key areas where we would like to see reform


  • Alan Clamp

    Alan Clamp - an introduction

    In this first blog Alan Clamp explains that, though he may be new to the Professional Standards Authority, he is certainly not new to the world of regulation


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    Right-touch reflections

    Harry Cayton steps down as the Authority's Chief Executive at the end of October. In this blog, he reflects on his 11 years at the Authority and also ponders what key qualities are vital to be successful in the regulatory field


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    An international perspective: our review of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia

    ​Our role to protect the public by improving professional regulation sometimes takes us beyond the UK. But how do we approach our international work and what benefits do we get from it? Senior Scrutiny Officer Michael Humphreys explains more in his blog


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