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  • Reshaping Standards, Enabling Change

    Colum Conway Social Work England

    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

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  • Public confidence in fitness to practise

    Daisy Blench

    ​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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  • The Duty of Candour – where are we now?

    Peter Walsh -AvMa

    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

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  • Artificial Intelligence – what is it and what impact will it have on professional regulation?

    AI icon

    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?

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  • There must be a better way? A patient perspective on going through the fitness to practise process

    Sarah Seddon blog photo

    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

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  • The role of regulators in encouraging a Speak Up culture

    Russell Parkinson national speak up guardians

    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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  • Patients and professionals - striking a balance

    christine

    With reform on the horizon for professional healthcare regulation, our Director of Standards and Policy, Christine Braithwaite, reflects on the potential impact on both professionals and patients.

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  • Public interest and the fitness to practise process

    Dinah

    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

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    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

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

    Deanna Williams for her blog

    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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