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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

  • Daisy Blench

    Professional identity - regulation plays only a small role but could it be about to get bigger?

    Policy Manager Daisy Blench reflects on a recent presentation to nursing associate students and the thoughts they shared on wearing a uniform and being regulated versus not being regulated.

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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

  • duty-of-candour visual for page

    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

  • Christine

    Healthcare professionals - ‘shock absorbers’ in a system under pressure?

    Brexit brings uncertainty, but we do know whatever its outcome, healthcare professionals will shoulder some of the impact. UK health/care regulators do not get involved in workforce matters, but our Director of Policy and Standards asks: 'should they now?'

  • the americas globe

    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

  • Professor Deborah Bowman

    On regulation and ‘being good’

    This guest blog from Professor Deborah Bowman, the academic lead for the Authority's 2019 Academic Conference, introduces the question ‘what is it to be a good regulator?’

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