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  • Director of Standards and Policy

    Covid-19: what impact will it have on regulatory policy going forward?

    We met (virtually) with regulatory colleagues to discuss how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted our work and how it is likely to have long-lasting effects and and shape regulatory policy well into the future


  • Douglas Bilton

    How research can help make regulation better

    Douglas Bilton explains how our academic and research conference provides opportunities for those working in the regulatory field to share findings, identify common issues and look at how regulation can adapt to meet the challenges of the future


  • Mark Platt - GDC

    Adapting to change in three steps: reflections from the research and academic conference

    Mark Platt – Policy Manager at the GDC – reflects on our recent Academic and Research conference from three perspectives: attending, presenting and chairing a break-out session. This year's conference asked: 'Regulation in the future - will it matter?'


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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


  • JENKINS, George

    A virtual goodbye to our Chair

    Current circumstances have meant that we could not say goodbye in person to our Chair, George Jenkins, who is stepping down today – so we have had to say 'goodbye' and wish him 'good luck' online through our blog.


  • Colum Conway Social Work England

    Reshaping Standards, Enabling Change

    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


  • 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


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

    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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