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Welcome to this edition of The Standard

Statistics help to qualify and quantify what we do, but we might sometimes lose sight that behind every statistic sits a human story. We have just published a short report looking at some of the stories that sit behind our key stats.


Welcome to the first edition of our e-newsletter for a new year (and for a new decade too). Who knows what the world of professional regulation will look like by 2030? We are taking a look to the future with a recent blog on artificial intelligence and we're holding our first futurology seminar in March. We have also taken a look back over the last three years to tell some of the stories behind our key statistics. 


We provide an update on the outcomes of recent appeals. These include consent orders for a social worker who breached confidentiality, and a nurse who made a medication error and tried to cover it up. The new Standards of Good Regulation have been through their pilot phase and we are now ready to put them into practice for our performance reviews for 2019/20 onwards.

Collaboration and cooperation are important aspects of our policy and research work. We have upcoming events that will provide the opportunity to look at future challenges including our first 'futurology' seminar. This will focus on the regulatory and ethical challenges posed by technological developments, changes in service delivery and even in society itself.



Seven registers have successfully renewed their accreditation since our last newsletter. We have also started a review of the Standards for Accredited Registers and plan to undertake a formal consultation later in the year.





Have you missed any of our blogs? Catch up here, recent blogs have looked at the impact artificial intelligence could have on professional regulation. We have also had guest blogs: from Sarah Seddon on 'humanising' the fitness to practise process; and from Russell Parkinson on the role of regulators in encouraging a 'speak up' culture.


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

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