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Discussion Papers

Our discussion papers set out our thoughts and ideas about the regulation of people working in health and social care. They are intended to stimulate discussion and debate.

Learning from Covid-19: a case-study review

Our Covid-19 lessons learned review uses case studies to look at how the 10 UK health and social care regulators responded to the initial crisis caused by the pandemic in 2020

Professional Standards Authority - first look at Government consultation on reforming regulation

We publish our initial thoughts on the Government's consultation on 'Regulating healthcare professionals, protecting the public' - our short report sets out our concerns about the potential for some of the proposals to inadvertently create a gap in public protection

Right-touch regulation in practice: international perspectives

A publication bringing together authors from international organisations explaining how they have applied the principles of right-touch regulation to help them overcome the problems and challenges faced by their organisations

Right-touch reform - a new framework for assurance of professions

The third in our series of publications about the need for reform which should assist people responding to the government consultation on reform of professional regulation

Right-touch assurance: a methodology for assessing and assuring occupational risk of harm

We have developed a new tool to assess risk of harm presented by different health and care occupations

Regulation rethought

Our proposals for a transformation of the regulation of health and care professionals

Right-touch regulation 2015

Our revised version

Rethinking regulation 2015

Our thoughts on future regulation

Right-touch regulation 2015

October 2015 policy report

Rethinking regulation

In this paper, the Authority argues that regulation needs a radical overhaul if it is to support rather than stand in the way of the serious changes being proposed for our health and care services.

Fit and Proper?

Governance in the public interest

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We publish a range of publications. In addition to discussion papers, we carry out and commission research and publish the results. You can access all the results in our research library or find out more about the key themes and current topics we are focusing on:

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