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Response to PSNI Indicative sanctions guidance

A response from the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care to the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland consultation on their indicative sanctions guidance.

Categorisation of fitness to practise data

A description of UK health and care professional regulators’ categorisation of fitness to practise allegations

Professional Standards Authority response to GOsC consultation on hearings and sanctions guidance

Response to the General Osteopathic Council's draft guidance on hearings and sanctions for use by people involved in, or with an interest in, a fitness to practise hearing

Right-touch reform - a new framework for assurance of professions

The third in our series of publications about the need for reform which should assist people responding to the government consultation on reform of professional regulation

Bad Apples? Bad Barrels? Or bad cellars? Antecedents and processes of professional misconduct in UK health and care

By analysing thousands of fitness to practise decisions, this ground-breaking study provides insights into professional misconduct by health and care professionals

Performance Review - GDC 2016/17

The GDC has maintained the improvement in its performance we noted last year - meeting 23 out of the 24 of the Standards of Good Regulation

Untapped Resources: Accredited Registers in the Wider Workforce

A joint report with the Royal Society for Public Health looking at how accredited registers' practitioners can make a significant contribution to promoting and protecting the public's health

Performance Review - HCPC 2016/17

Our latest performance review of the Health and Care Professions Council reports our concerns about their fitness to practise processes

Recent publications

Performance Review - GMC 2017/18

In their latest performance review, the GMC continues to meet all of our Standards of Good Regulation

From public hearings to consensual disposal - insights from the decision-making literature

As part of our ongoing work on regulatory reform, particularly of fitness to practise proceedings, we wanted to find out what the available literature on decision-making tells us about the potential risks/benefits to the public of decisions generally being taken in a more private context

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

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