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Standards for members of NHS boards in England – views of NHS staff and the public

As part of our work to advise the Secretary of State for Health on Standards for members of NHS boards and Clinical Commissioning Group governing bodies in England, we carried out research with members of the public and NHS staff in England. We sought their views on the content, accessibility, and applicability of the draft Standards.

Board size and effectiveness

September 2011 advice to the Department of Health regarding board size and effectiveness.

Standards for NHS Board Members - Policy Review

October 2011 review of standards and codes applicable to members of NHS boards.

Modern and efficient fitness to practise adjudication

September 2011 advice to the Secretary of State on modernising and improving the efficiency of fitness to practise adjudication among the health professional regulators.

Effective engagement with patients and the public

The Professional Standards Authority's July 2011 good practice report identifies the most effective methods for patient and public participation (PPP), following a finding in our 2009/10 Performance Review.

Enhancing confidence in fitness to practise adjudication - research report

We asked Research Works to explore people’s experiences of fitness to practise across a range of regulatory bodies, with a focus on adjudication. This report was published in May 2011.

The Medical Council of New Zealand: performance review report (May 2010)

The Medical Council of New Zealand invited us to undertake a performance review of their organisation. The performance review was carried out in April and May 2010.

Managing extended practice: Is there a place for ‘distributed regulation’?

In our July 2010 advice to the Secretary of State we outline how thinking around ‘extended practice’ has evolved, identifying the risks associated with the extension of practice and assessing how regulators currently deal with these circumstances.

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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