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Health Professional Regulation: a long view with Annual Report and Accounts 2017/2018

In our 2017/18 annual report, we take the opportunity to look back, charting key moments in the development of the regulatory framework, but also underline why regulatory reform is so necessary. It also provides our usual overview of professional regulation and registration

Performance Review - HCPC 2017/18

In our latest performance review for the HCPC we outline the actions it has taken to address the issues we raised in our previous review about its performance against the fitness to practise standards

Regulating an occupation in fewer than all four UK countries

What are the implications for policy-makers, the public, and practitioners if a health or care occupation is regulated in fewer than all four UK countries? The Scottish Government commissioned the Professional Standards Authority to provide advice on the implications

Professional Standards Authority's response to the NMC consultation on ensuring patient safety, enabling professionalism

The Authority's response to the Nursing and Midwifery Council's consultation on changes to its fitness to practise function

Professional Standards Authority's evidence to the Joint Committee on the Health Service Safety Investigations Bill

The Authority's evidence to the Joint Committee on the draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill

Professional Standards Authority response to GOsC consultation on changes to quality assurance of osteopathic education

The Authority's response to the General Osteopathic Council's consultation on changes to its quality assurance of osteopathic education

Reviewing the Standards of Good Regulation Consultation June 2018

This is the second round of our consultation on reviewing the Standards of Good Regulation. In this consultation, we are asking feedback on the detailed wording of the proposed new standards as well as the evidence we will be asking the regulators to provide

Performance Review - NMC 2016/17

In our 2016/17 review, we are pleased to note that the NMC has continued to improve - meeting 23 out of 24 of the Standards of Good Regulation but needs to address issues around communicating with families and patients going through the fitness to practise process

Recent publications

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

Performance Review - GOC 2019/20

Find out how the General Optical Council is meeting our Standards of Good Regulation in its latest performance review

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