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Cost effectiveness and efficiency review of the health professional regulators

14 Nov 2012 | Professional Standards Authority
  • Research Papers
  • Policy Advice

November 2012 advice to the Secretary of States.

In 2011 we were asked by the Secretary of State to advise on the cost effectiveness and efficiency of the health professional regulators. This issue was highlighted in the Government’s Command Paper on health professional regulation, which stated: 'Some regulators have leaner and more businesslike approaches to aspects of their work. Some make greater use of legal advice in their fitness to practise proceedings….. These variations partly reflect the different legal frameworks for each of the regulators, but there is likely to be scope for significantly greater efficiency in all the regulatory bodies.'    

We submitted our advice in November 2012. Supporting analysis from the Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation is published alongside our final report and our summary assessment of regulators' proposals for changes to their legislation through a Section 60 order.