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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 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

Professional Standards Authority response to the GDC's consultation on its educational processes

The Authority's response to the General Dental Council's consultation on its educational processes

Recent publications

Performance Review - GDC 2017/18

Our latest review of the GDC sees it meeting 22 out of 24 of our Standards of Good Regulation - during this review period we noted a deterioration in its timeliness in progressing fitness to practise cases

The role of patients and service users in ensuring the safety of the care they receive

​Can patients be effective in maintaining their own safety? We wanted to explore further the role of patients and service users in ensuring the safety of the care they receive, so we commissioned this research to find out more

Performance Review - NMC 2017/18

Our latest performance review of the NMC details how they have met 22 out of 24 of our Standards of Good regulation. It is the first performance review published since our lessons learned review and the NMC has initiated a significant programme to address the concerns we highlighted in that report

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