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Standards for members of NHS boards and CCG governing bodies in England 2012

Advice to the Secretary of State for Health on standards of personal behaviour, technical competence and business practices for members of NHS boards and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) governing bodies in England

Performance Review - GMC 2017/18

In their latest performance review, the GMC continues to meet all of our Standards of Good Regulation

From public hearings to consensual disposal - insights from the decision-making literature

As part of our ongoing work on regulatory reform, particularly of fitness to practise proceedings, we wanted to find out what the available literature on decision-making tells us about the potential risks/benefits to the public of decisions generally being taken in a more private context

How is public confidence maintained when fitness to practise decisions are made?

The Williams Review on gross negligence manslaughter recommended we look at how the impact on public confidence is assessed in reaching fitness to practise decisions about individual healthcare professionals - this report is our advice to the Secretary of State

Developing a methodology to assess the consistency of fitness to practise outcomes

As part of the Williams Review on gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare, we were commissioned to look at consistency in fitness to practise outcomes - this report sets out a structured approach to understanding the factors influencing consistency and proposes a methodology that could take this work forward

Performance Review - GDC 2017/18

Our latest review of the GDC sees it meeting 22 out of 24 of our Standards of Good Regulation - during this review period we noted a deterioration in its timeliness in progressing fitness to practise cases

The role of patients and service users in ensuring the safety of the care they receive

​Can patients be effective in maintaining their own safety? We wanted to explore further the role of patients and service users in ensuring the safety of the care they receive, so we commissioned this research to find out more

A review conducted for the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association

We were asked by the SRNA to review their complaints, investigations and discipline work against our Standards of Good Regulation. This report is the result of that work

Recent publications

Performance Review - GMC 2017/18

In their latest performance review, the GMC continues to meet all of our Standards of Good Regulation

From public hearings to consensual disposal - insights from the decision-making literature

As part of our ongoing work on regulatory reform, particularly of fitness to practise proceedings, we wanted to find out what the available literature on decision-making tells us about the potential risks/benefits to the public of decisions generally being taken in a more private context

Performance Review - GDC 2017/18

Our latest review of the GDC sees it meeting 22 out of 24 of our Standards of Good Regulation - during this review period we noted a deterioration in its timeliness in progressing fitness to practise cases

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