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You can find all our reports, policy and research papers here. You can search by title or by subject. Use the topics on the left to narrow your search by type of publication. If you would like help with your search please contact us on 020 7389 8030 or email us.

Research into professional identity and regulation

Research exploring practitioners’ views of the relationship of professional regulation to professional identity.

A typology of dishonesty - illustrations using the fitness to practise database

A Research paper proposing a typology of six kinds of dishonest act that can apply across professions using illustrations from the Authority's fitness to practise database

Review of Professional Registration and Regulation 2016/17 (with annual report & accounts)

Find out what we have to say about regulatory reform, how the regulators are protecting the public and what accredited registers can offer to a stretched national health and care service in our annual review of the state of professional regulation and registration in the United Kingdom

Performance review - GOsC 2016/17

The GOsC continues to meet all of our Standards of Good Regulation

Consultation on a review of the Standards of Good Regulation

This consultation paper outlines how we could approach reviewing the Standards of Good Regulation and invited responses on how this review could go ahead: whether we should revise the Standards or rewrite them on a principles-based approach. The deadline for responses was 12 September 2017, so the consultation is now closed.

Response to the Charity Commission consultation on the use and promotion of complementary and alternative medicine

The Authority's response to the Charity Commission's consultation on complementary and alternative medicine: making decisions about charitable status

Performance Review - GOC 2015/16

In our latest review of the General Optical Council’s performance, we are pleased to see an improvement – with the GOC meeting 22 out of 24 of our Standards of Good Regulation

Consultation on proposed changes to the annual renewal process for the Accredited Registers programme

This consultation paper outlines proposed changes to the annual renewal process for accredited registers, which aim to ensure the process is more risk based, targeted and proportionate.

Recent publications

Performance Review - HCPC 2018/19

In our latest review of the HCPC's performance, we report that the six fitness to practise Standards not met in our previous two reports, still remain unmet - but we also recognise the significant amount of work HCPC has undertaken to address the concerns we outlined in those reviews

Performance Review - GOsC 2018/19

The GOsC continues to meet all of our Standards of Good Regulation in their latest performance review

Annual Report and Accounts 2018/19

Our annual report and accounts for 2018/19 detailing our oversight of the nine professional health regulators and the accredited registers

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