The world seems like a very different place since we sent out our last newsletter – even though it was just a few months ago. We hope that you are keeping safe and can excuse the longer than usual gap since that newsletter.
Covid-19 will undoubtedly have a long-lasting impact on all sections of our society and on every one's daily lives, but its effect on patients, the health and care professionals treating them and the regulators who register them was immediate. Regulators had to respond quickly to the urgent need to increase the healthcare workforce, but also consider any implications on public protection. We also had to react quickly to Covid-19's impact on the regulators and accredited registers we oversee. Find out more about the approach we are taking to our work here.
We will all need to re-focus our priorities in the coming months – doubly-difficult at a time when we are unsure what the future holds while still adapting to life where Coronavirus is a constant. We hope, however, that our next newsletter – due out in the Autumn – will find us all in more hopeful circumstances.