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    When the Duty of Candour becomes personal

    A guest blog from Sarah Seddon, a healthcare practitioner and a patient, who discusses how the Duty of Candour has affected her personal life.

  • Jennie Jones - Nockolds

    From lose-lose to win-win: the key role of mediation in the healthcare regulator of the future

    A guest blog from Jennie Jones where she discusses whether mediation has a potential role in resolving some fitness to practise cases

  • Ann Gallagher blog

    Covid-19 – a time for slow and regulatory solidarity

    A guest blog from Ann Gallagher, author of Slow Ethics and the Art of Care, looks at how Covid-19 has made ethics mainstream and how doing the right thing involves weighing a range of personal and professional considerations

  • New Standards of Good Regulation

    New Standards of Good Regulation

    In 2016 we asked whether our Standards of Good Regulation were still fit for purpose? The answer was both yes and no. We have just published our first performance review using the new Standards. - this blog explains more about why and how they were revised

  • Natasha Wynne - policy officer

    Agility in a time of crisis

    How can a regulatory system respond to a pandemic? The six principles of right-touch regulation can provide a useful framework - in this blog we look at agility - exploring what it means and how it might be applied in the current crisis

  • Director of Standards and Policy

    Covid-19: what impact will it have on regulatory policy going forward?

    We met (virtually) with regulatory colleagues to discuss how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted our work and how it is likely to have long-lasting effects and and shape regulatory policy well into the future

  • Douglas Bilton

    How research can help make regulation better

    Douglas Bilton explains how our academic and research conference provides opportunities for those working in the regulatory field to share findings, identify common issues and look at how regulation can adapt to meet the challenges of the future

  • Mark Platt - GDC

    Adapting to change in three steps: reflections from the research and academic conference

    Mark Platt – Policy Manager at the GDC – reflects on our recent Academic and Research conference from three perspectives: attending, presenting and chairing a break-out session. This year's conference asked: 'Regulation in the future - will it matter?'

  • Colum Conway Social Work England

    Reshaping Standards, Enabling Change

    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

  • Daisy Blench

    Public confidence in fitness to practise

    ​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?

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