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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.

Lapses in professional registration

August 2013 - Policy paper looking at the issue of professionals lapsing from the register.

Review of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

The Professional Standards Authority publishes the report of its review of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Canada.

Standards for members of NHS boards and Clinical Commissioning Group governing bodies in England

We were commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health in July 2011 to develop Standards for members of NHS boards and CCG governing bodies in England, covering personal behaviour, technical competence and business practices.

Alternatives to final panel hearings for fitness to practise cases – the public perspective

May 2013 research report

Fit and Proper?

We have set out some reflections on governance in the public interest, drawing on our experience of our annual reviews, investigating specific areas of concern, and international work.

An approach to assuring continuing fitness to practise based on right-touch regulation principles

November 2012 policy report addressing the role that regulation plays in supporting registrants to demonstrate that they are fit to practise. We set out guidance for regulators in the development and ongoing improvement of their continuing fitness to practise frameworks using a Right-touch approach.

Cost effectiveness and efficiency review of the health professional regulators

November 2012 advice to the Secretary of States.

The review conducted of the Nursing Council of New Zealand (October 2012)

We were asked by the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) to undertake a review of the effectiveness of its governance arrangements and its conduct, competence and health functions. We carried out this review in March and April 2012.

Recent publications

Performance Review - HCPC 2020/21

Our latest performance review of the Health and Care Professions Council - see how they are meeting our Standards of Good Regulation

Performance Review - PSNI 2019/20

Our performance review of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland for 2019/20

Professional Standards Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2020/21

We have published our annual report and accounts for 2020/21

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