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Maximising the contribution of regulatory bodies’ registers to public protection

17 Feb 2010 | Professional Standards Authority
  • Policy Advice
  • Research Papers

February 2010 good practice report.

Registers are a valuable tool for public protection. They allow members of the public and employers to identify professionals who are qualified and fit to practise.

Cases of struck off individuals continuing to provide services to the public under different, unregulated titles, illustrate the value of publishing past fitness to practise sanctions long after the determination has been issued.

Research with the public confirmed that if someone is going to the trouble of checking a regulator’s register, this should be straightforward and the information should be useful. 

The report makes recommendations on the features of a good online register, including fitness to practise information, navigation and presentation, search features and glossaries, following a finding in our 2007/2008 Performance Review.