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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

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'

Recent publications

Performance Review - GCC 2018/19

Our latest performance review for the General Chiropractic Council is published - with the GCC meeting 22 out of 24 of our Standards of Good Regulation

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

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