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Have you missed any of our blogs?

Since our last newsletter, we have published blogs on:

Learning from Covid: Director of Standards and Policy, Christine Braithwaite, reflects on the impact the pandemic has had on the health and social care workforce, as well as how the Authority intends to use learnings to respond to the ongoing challenges.

Assessing risk: what’s the best way to identify risks to public protection and public confidence through the performance review process? In this blog, we explain why we are asking for views - as part of our wider consultation - on what is the best way to identify risks to public protection and public confidence through the performance review process?

Why LGBT+ History Month matters to me: Mark Stobbs - our Director of Scrutiny and Quality gives a very personal account of what LGBT+ history month means to him.

Why we are undertaking a strategic review of the Accredited Registers programme: As we continue to welcome responses to our consultation, our Head of Accreditation Melanie Venables explains why it's important and what this means for the future of Accredited Registers

Ensuring meaningful community engagement during a pandemic: In the third of our series of guest blogs looking at the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic across the four nations of the UK – a guest blog from Lynsey Cleland of Healthcare Improvement Scotland - Community Engagement

The registrant’s experience of fitness to practise appeals – perspective from MDDUS:A guest blog from Joanna Jervis, a Senior Lawyer and Practice Development Manager for Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland looking at fitness to practise from the registrant's perspective

Health professional regulation needs radical modernisation, not just tinkering at the edges: Peter Walsh, Chief Executive of Action against Medical Accidents (AvMa), guest blogs - setting out the key priorities AvMa would like to see as part of regulatory reform to ensure patients have a voice

The value of the Authority's power to appeal final fitness to practise decisions - a legal perspective: A guest blog from Sarah Ellson - who co-heads Fieldfisher's Regulatory team - discussing the Authority's power to appeal final fitness to practise decisions - from a legal perspective

The patient and public perspective on future fitness to practise processes: In this blog, our Policy Manager, Daisy Blench explains why we commissioned research to explore with patients and the public their perspective on future fitness to practise where hearings are not held and encapsulates its key findings

The road to reform success: addressing known problems without creating new ones: Anticipating a consultation on regulatory reform - Dinah Godfree asks the government to not just look forwards, but take a glance backwards - it's important to learn from mistakes from the past, as well as looking at more recent learning from Covid-19

Pandemic healthcare – from the patient’s perspective: A speaker at our recent symposium, Lucy Watson - the Patients Association Chair, provides a guest blog discussing the importance of effective patient partnership as the health and care system transforms and eventually recovers

Resetting regulation – sparking the debate: In this blog, Alan Clamp gives an overview of what we discussed over the three days of our recent virtual symposium on the theme of 'Regulation Reset'

Covid-19 has caused some regulatory corners to be cut: Chris Kenny presented at our symposium, outlining some key changes made by regulators in response to the pandemic & identified changes MDDUS would like to keep & those they would like the regulators to lose – he picks up on this theme in his guest blog

The power of personal – how storytelling can influence change: In this guest blog, Fraser Gilmore explores how storytelling can influence change, and how sharing one’s experience can make more abstract ideas like professional regulation more personal


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