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  • Russell Parkinson national speak up guardians

    The role of regulators in encouraging a Speak Up culture

    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

  • christine

    Patients and professionals - striking a balance

    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.

  • 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

  • key-facts_members

    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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