Mar 17, 2020
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
Mar 12, 2020
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?
Feb 26, 2020
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
Jan 30, 2020
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
Jan 21, 2020
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?
Jan 07, 2020
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
Nov 29, 2019
We look at two sides to candour: a legal point of view in the context of fitness to practise; and what our research tells us about the possible barriers to candour and why candour can be much more complicated than ‘simply telling the truth’ makes it sound
Nov 06, 2019
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
Sep 27, 2019
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.
Jul 11, 2019
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
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