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Since last newsletter, we have published blogs:

Bringing practitioners and their work together: human factors in health and social care regulation No matter how many policies, procedures, processes, checklists and codes of practice are in place to assure safety and mitigate risk, in healthcare settings, there is always one unknown factor – people. In his guest blog Denham Phipps – a Lecturer at The University of Manchester and a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist – explains more about 'human factors' and how they can relate to practitioner regulation.

'Good.... or good enough...' As a regulator where do you fit? Deanna Williams, President Dundee Consulting. In her guest blog Deanna Williams captures some of the views she shared with Professor Deborah Bowman during a Q&A session at the Authority’s recent academic and research conference. The main question posed was ‘what is it to be a good regulator?’

The professional duty of candour: widening the lens Annie Sorbie and Zahra Jaffer (University of Edinburgh, School of Law) guest blog on the need to maintain momentum on embedding candour in healthcare professionals and how we need to widen the lens beyond individual interactions and direct attention to the wider context in which healthcare is provided.

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.