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  • Danny Mortimer - Chief Executive NHS Confederation

    The Covid-19 crisis presents challenge and opportunity for health and care in England ​

    Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of NHS Confederation, provides a guest blog on how the NHS has had to adapt quickly to the changes and challenges thrown its way by Covid-19 and how these could provide an opportunity to ‘reset’ how we work

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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.

  • Regulators and Covid-19

    Health and Care regulators and how they are responding to Covid-19

    Statutory regulators responded to the pandemic in different ways: adapting quickly to create temporary registers to boost the workforce, or advising their registrants on the need too practise from a safe distance

  • Accredited Registers Mark Large

    Accredited Registers and how they are responding to Covid-19

    It’s been a challenging time for the Accredited Registers - they needed to respond proportionately, but effectively to the Coronavirus pandemic. This blog looks at that response, the challenges they face and insights gained over the last four months

  • 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

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    Professional regulation and registration will need to be flexible to respond to the Covid-19 emergency

    Covid-19 is putting unprecedented pressures on those working in health and care and those who regulate and register them – our Chief Executive discusses how to balance the need for flexibility with accountability to ensure patient and public safety

  • 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?

  • Amy Hopwood - CQC

    A tale of two duties (of candour)

    Amy Hopwood, Policy Manager at CQC writes about the organisational duty of candour: the difference between it and the professional duty of candour; the barriers that can hinder both duties; & CQC's plans for launching new guidance in the spring

  • Peter Walsh -AvMa

    The Duty of Candour – where are we now?

    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

  • Sarah Seddon blog photo

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

    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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