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You can find all our reports, policy and research papers here. You can search by title or by subject. Use the topics on the left to narrow your search by type of publication. If you would like help with your search please contact us on 020 7389 8030 or email us.

Ethics in extraordinary times - practitioner experiences during the pandemic

We commissioned Professor Deborah Bowman to carry out research. This report is the result and it describes how the pandemic shaped and altered the ethical experiences of practitioners

Professional Standards Authority response to Regulating healthcare professionals, protecting the public

We have now submitted our full response to the Government's consultation on reforming regulation - 'Regulating healthcare professionals, protecting the public'

Cognitive biases in fitness to practise decision-making: from understanding to mitigation

We might believe our conscious mind is in the driving seat when we are making decisions - but there are all sorts of factors coming into play behind the scenes - cognitive biases. We asked an expert to look at cognitive bias specifically in fitness to practise - read his advice in this report.

Review of Social Work England’s process for ‘accepted outcomes’ in fitness to practise cases

Our review of how Social Work has used 'accepted outcomes' as part of its fitness to practise process in its first year of operation

Three things to get right for public protection - government consultation on reforming regulation

What are the three things the government needs to get right to protect the public in its current consultation? Find out more in our short Top three report

Does consistency between regulators matter?

What are the public, patient and professional perspectives on consistency between regulators and does it matter? We commissioned research to find out

The future shape of the Accredited Registers programme - consultation report

Change ahead for the Accredited Registers programme following public consultation - we publish the report of responses to our consultation on the future shape of the programme

Professional Standards Authority evidence to the Health & Social Care Committee’s inquiry into DHSC White Paper on working together to improve health & social care

We gave evidence to the Health & Social Care Committee’s inquiry into the DHSC White Paper on White Paper Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care

Recent publications

Ethics in extraordinary times - practitioner experiences during the pandemic

We commissioned Professor Deborah Bowman to carry out research. This report is the result and it describes how the pandemic shaped and altered the ethical experiences of practitioners

Cognitive biases in fitness to practise decision-making: from understanding to mitigation

We might believe our conscious mind is in the driving seat when we are making decisions - but there are all sorts of factors coming into play behind the scenes - cognitive biases. We asked an expert to look at cognitive bias specifically in fitness to practise - read his advice in this report.

Review of Social Work England’s process for ‘accepted outcomes’ in fitness to practise cases

Our review of how Social Work has used 'accepted outcomes' as part of its fitness to practise process in its first year of operation

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