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Have you missed any of our blogs?

Since our last newsletter, we have published blogs on:

Agility in a time of crisis: How can a regulatory system respond to a pandemic? The six principles of right-touch regulation can provide a useful framework – in this blog we look at agility – exploring what it means and how it might be applied in the current crisis.

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 shape regulatory policy well into the future.

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.

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?'

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

 You can find all our blogs on our website.