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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.

Welsh language

We can provide our material in Welsh on request.

Gallwn ddarparu ein deunydd yn Gymraeg ar gais. Ebost

Recent publications

Periodic Review - Social Work England 2022/23

We publish our latest performance review for Social Work England - one of longer periodic reviews covering 2022/23

Monitoring report - PSNI 2022/23

Our latest performance review report for the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland

Making care safer for all: a manifesto for change

We have published our priorities to help the next UK government deliver better and safer care for all.

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