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You can find all our reports, policy and research papers here. You can search by title or by subject. Use the topics on the left to narrow your search by type of publication. If you would like help with your search please contact us on 020 7389 8030 or email us.

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

Performance Review - GOsC 2018/19

The GOsC continues to meet all of our Standards of Good Regulation in their latest performance review

Annual Report and Accounts 2018/19

Our annual report and accounts for 2018/19 detailing our oversight of the nine professional health regulators and the accredited registers

Review of the regulatory performance of Professional Engineers Ontario

The review was led by Harry Cayton, the former CEO of the Authority while he was the Authority’s International Adviser. The review authors worked in an independent capacity, contracting directly with the PEO. The review is copyright to the authors who take full responsibility for its contents

Right-touch assurance for sonographers - a report for Health Education England

This report assesses the risk of harm arising from the practice of sonographers. We were commissioned by Health Education England to provide advice on the most appropriate form of assurance for the role using the criteria we set out in Right-touch assurance

Standards for members of NHS boards and CCG governing bodies in England 2012

Advice to the Secretary of State for Health on standards of personal behaviour, technical competence and business practices for members of NHS boards and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) governing bodies in England

Performance Review - GMC 2017/18

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

Recent publications

Learning from Covid-19: a case-study review

Our Covid-19 lessons learned review uses case studies to look at how the 10 UK health and social care regulators responded to the initial crisis caused by the pandemic in 2020

Professional Standards Authority - first look at Government consultation on reforming regulation

We publish our initial thoughts on the Government's consultation on 'Regulating healthcare professionals, protecting the public' - our short report sets out our concerns about the potential for some of the proposals to inadvertently create a gap in public protection

Performance Review - GOC 2019/20

Find out how the General Optical Council is meeting our Standards of Good Regulation in its latest performance review

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