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  • 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?'

  • 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

  • HarrysLeavingDo-154

    Right-touch reflections

    Harry Cayton steps down as the Authority's Chief Executive at the end of October. In this blog, he reflects on his 11 years at the Authority and also ponders what key qualities are vital to be successful in the regulatory field

  • 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?’

  • Untapped resources - tap

    Untapped Resources: how the Accredited Registers workforce can make a difference to public health in the UK

    There is no doubt that the UK is facing numerous public health challenges - in this blog, we look at how the Accredited Registers programme can play a key role in supporting public health and why they still remain an 'untapped resource'

  • Daisy Blench

    Fixing fitness to practise: a model for the future?

    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?

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