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What progress have the professional regulators made in encouraging the professional duty of candour in their registrants? Find out in the report we have just published.

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2019. In this newsletter you can read more about the recent appeals we have settled by agreement with the regulator and the registrant and why we believed the original decisions were insufficient to protect the public. Following on from our two consultations, we are now ready to pilot the revised Standards of Good Regulation.

We have recently settled four cases with agreement from all parties (that is the Authority, the regulator and the registrant). Find out more about what the cases involved and why we were concerned with the original decision. Following our two consultations, we are also now ready to pilot our revised Standards of Good Regulation.


Telling patients the truth when something goes wrong with their care – our new research looks at progress made by the professional regulators in embedding the professional duty of candour in their registrants. It also outlines the factors that can encourage or discourage professionals from being candid.

The Accredited Registers programme has now been in operation for seven years. We decided the time was right to review the principles that underpin the approach we take and in January our Board reconfirmed these principles.


Our new Chief Executive, Alan Clamp, takes the opportunity to introduce himself in his first blog for the Authority. It's now been over a year since the deadline for the government's consultation on reforming regulation our Director of Standards and Policy explains why reform of professional regulation is needed.


Our regular round-up from the regulators, including their current consultations with details and deadlines.

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