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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

NMC - Lessons Learned Review May 2018

The Lessons Learned Review into the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s handling of concerns about midwives’ fitness to practise at the Furness General Hospital

Sexual behaviours between health and care practitioners: where does the boundary lie?

We have observed that regulators' fitness to practise panels may treat sexual misconduct between colleagues less seriously than when sexual boundaries with patients are overstepped. We believe this type of behaviour can have a negative impact on patient safety, so we commissioned research to get both public and professional perspectives on the subject

Professional Standards Authority response: consultation on secondary legislative framework for Social Work England

Our response to the Department for Education consultation on the secondary legislative framework for Social Work England, the new regulator for social workers in England.

Professional Standards Authority response to Health Education England's consultation on a draft workforce strategy for England

The Authority's response to Health Education England's consultation on its draft strategy 'Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future'

Professional Standards Authority response to GCC consultation on indicative sanctions guidance

The Authority's response to the General Chiropractic's Council's consultation on hearings and its indicative sanctions guidance

Professional Standards Authority response to the consultation on transforming children and young people's mental health provision

Authority's response to the Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Education's consultation

Recent publications

Performance Review - GOC 2017/18

In our latest performance review - the GOC has met 22 out of 24 of the Standards of Good Regulation

Sexual misconduct in health and social care: understanding types of abuse and perpetrators’ moral mindsets

Using analysed records in 232 fitness to practise cases where sexual misconduct was found proven by registrants of the GMC, HCPC and NMC - Professor Searle has reviewed the academic and research literature on the key theories and explanations for why this kind of misconduct occurs

Performance Review - HCPC 2018/19

In our latest review of the HCPC's performance, we report that the six fitness to practise Standards not met in our previous two reports, still remain unmet - but we also recognise the significant amount of work HCPC has undertaken to address the concerns we outlined in those reviews

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