We are pleased to announce the launch of two major consultations.
Our Performance Review consultation
We carry out annual performance reviews of the 10 statutory healthcare regulators to check how well they are performing against our Standards of Good Regulation.
Our current process was introduced in 2016 and we want to make sure it’s still fit for purpose. We think there is room for improvement and have identified several key areas in the consultation on which we’d like your feedback.
The deadline for responses is 4 March 2021. You can find out more about the consultation here.
You can also find all the documents related to the consultation below:
Our Accredited Registers strategic review consultation
Our strategic review of the Accredited Registers programme was launched in June this year and is the first comprehensive review of the programme since its creation in 2012.
The Accredited Registers programme provides a system of oversight and assurance for healthcare roles which are not regulated by law and in the last eight years has accredited a range of registers covering a wide variety of occupations.
In this consultation, we set out our vision for the future and our proposals for changes to the programme during 2021.
The deadline for responses is 18 February 2021 (28 February 2021 for any responses in Welsh). You can find out more about the consultation here and the documents related are also below:
Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care
Notes to the Editor
- The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care oversees 10 statutory bodies that regulate health and social care professionals in the UK.
- We assess their performance and report to Parliament. We also conduct audits and investigations and can appeal fitness to practise cases to the courts if we consider that sanctions are insufficient to protect the public and it is in the public interest.
- We also set standards for organisations holding voluntary registers for health and social care occupations and accredit those that meet them.
- We share good practice and knowledge, conduct research and introduce new ideas to our sector. We monitor policy developments in the UK and internationally and provide advice on issues relating to professional standards in health and social care.
- We do this to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of users of health and social care services and the public. We are an independent body, accountable to the UK Parliament.
- Our values are – integrity, transparency, respect, fairness and teamwork – and we strive to ensure that they are at the core of our work.
- More information about our work and the approach we take is available at www.professionalstandards.org.uk