An approach to assuring continuing fitness to practise based on right-touch regulation principles
November 2012 policy report.
In this paper, we used the principles of right-touch regulation to develop an approach to assuring continuing fitness to practise that is both proportionate and targeted. We suggest that regulators identify and quantify the risks presented by the professions they regulate in order to develop continuing fitness to practise mechanisms that provide them with the levels of assurance they need to mitigate these risks. We hope this paper will support regulators in taking a thoughtful and flexible approach.