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In our third (and final) blog looking at fitness to practise – we go from the evolutionary approach to the revolutionary – if we could design the fitness to practise process from scratch: what would it look like?
The second in our series of blogs on fitness to practise focuses on what changes could be introduced without the need for substantial legislative change or radical regulatory reform.
We've all seen articles about doctors/nurses being 'struck off' and the fitness to practise process even made a recent appearance on prime-time ITV in its crime drama 'Unforgotten', but what exactly is fitness to practise and why is reforming it long overdue?
In this blog, Harry Cayton celebrates the success of the Accredited Registers programme – it now covers more than 85,000 practitioners – but also underlines the ongoing need to raise awareness of the programme and its value
Never heard of Accredited Registers before? In this blog, we’ll talk about the programme, why it exists and the gap it fills in public protection
Mark Stobbs explains why the time is right to review the Standards of Good Regulation. Responses from our 2017 consultation have now fed into a new set of draft Standards that reflect our right-touch regulation principles and we want your feedback on them
The Authority's Chief Executive, Harry Cayton, shares his views on the Williams Review on Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare and what he thinks of its recommendations
Margaret Coats looks at the parallel systems of public protection - having experience of working in both these systems: statutory healthcare regulation and accredited registers
How does professional identity benefit patient safety? What role do regulators have on the formation of that identity? Dr Kolyva reflects on how ‘space’ and ‘place’ can contribute to developing professional identity
Confusing? Complicated? Has the way we regulate health and care professions in the UK passed its sell-by date? In this blog, Douglas Bilton explains why we think it is time for a change and puts forward some ideas for new ways to regulate
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