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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.

Response to NMC legislation – amendments to modernise midwifery regulation and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of fitness to practise processes

Response to the Nursing and Midwifery Council's consultation on amendments to its legislation to modernise midwifery regulation and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of fitness to practise processes

Response to the GOsC Consultations on Draft Guidance about Professional Behaviours and Fitness to Practise

Response to the General Osteopathic Council Consultations on Draft Guidance about Professional Behaviours and Fitness to Practise for Osteopathic Students and Draft Guidance for Osteopathic Educational Institutions

Response to the Health and Care Professions Council consultation on revised guidance on returning to practice

Response to the Health and Care Professions Council consultation on revised guidance on returning to practice

Response to the General Optical Council consultation: Draft Fitness to Practise Panels Hearings Guidance and Indicative Sanctions

Response to the General Optical Council consultation: Draft Fitness to Practise Panels Hearings Guidance and Indicative Sanctions

Response to Proposed regulation of Counsellors and Psychotherapists under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 – Comments from the Professional Standards Authority

Response to Proposed regulation of Counsellors and Psychotherapists under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 – Comments from the Professional Standards Authority

Response to Modernising fitness to practise: changes to the Fitness to Practise Rules 2004

The Authority's Response to Modernising fitness to practise: changes to the Fitness to Practise Rules 2004

Recent publications

Performance Review - GOC 2017/18

In our latest performance review - the GOC has met 22 out of 24 of the Standards of Good Regulation

Sexual misconduct in health and social care: understanding types of abuse and perpetrators’ moral mindsets

Using analysed records in 232 fitness to practise cases where sexual misconduct was found proven by registrants of the GMC, HCPC and NMC - Professor Searle has reviewed the academic and research literature on the key theories and explanations for why this kind of misconduct occurs

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

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