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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.

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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