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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.

Maximising the contribution of regulatory bodies’ registers to public protection

Our February 2010 good practice report makes recommendations on the features of a good online register, including fitness to practise information, navigation and presentation, search features and glossaries.

Sharing outcomes of student fitness to practise committees

In this February 2010 good practice report, the Professional Standards Authority makes recommendations on handling outcomes of student fitness to practise committees, following a finding in the 2008/2009 Performance Review report.

Protecting the public from unregistered practitioners

For this February 2010 good practice report we consulted the nine health professional regulators to understand the size and scope of title misuse, barriers preventing regulators tackling title misuse, including prosecution, and how these may be overcome.

Handling complaints: sharing the registrant’s response with the complainant

December 2009 good practice report arising from a finding in the 2008/2009 Performance Review which found there was variation across the regulators about sharing the registrant’s response to a complaint with the complainant.

Regulators’ role in providing high-quality care to people with disabilities

Our December 2009 advice to the Secretary of State describes how health professional regulators can influence the standards of healthcare experienced by people with disabilities and meet this duty.

Public views on three aspects of health professional regulation

This October 2009 Research report sought to understand how the public understands terms related to advanced practice and sanctions, and how they expect regulators, registrants and employers to manage health issues affecting health professionals.

Review of online health professional registers – the public perspective

October 2009 research report to understand patient and public expectations of online registers, and to establish what an ideal online register would look like.

Patient data misuse and the health professional regulators

August 2009 advice to the Secretary of State about the current codes of conduct for the regulated healthcare professions around data misuse.

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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