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Response to the Cavendish Review of training and support of healthcare assistants

Our response to the Cavendish Review on the training for and support of healthcare assistants

Performance Review - GCC 2016/17

In our 2016/17 performance review, we are pleased to see the GCC maintain the improvement in its performance - meeting 23 out of 24 of our Standards of Good Regulation

Response to the General Dental Council's ‘Shifting the Balance’

Comments from the Professional Standards Authority on ‘Shifting the Balance’ from the General Dental Council

Research into professional identity and regulation

Research exploring practitioners’ views of the relationship of professional regulation to professional identity.

A typology of dishonesty - illustrations using the fitness to practise database

A Research paper proposing a typology of six kinds of dishonest act that can apply across professions using illustrations from the Authority's fitness to practise database

Review of Professional Registration and Regulation 2016/17 (with annual report & accounts)

Find out what we have to say about regulatory reform, how the regulators are protecting the public and what accredited registers can offer to a stretched national health and care service in our annual review of the state of professional regulation and registration in the United Kingdom

Performance review - GOsC 2016/17

The GOsC continues to meet all of our Standards of Good Regulation

Consultation on a review of the Standards of Good Regulation

This consultation paper outlines how we could approach reviewing the Standards of Good Regulation and invited responses on how this review could go ahead: whether we should revise the Standards or rewrite them on a principles-based approach. The deadline for responses was 12 September 2017, so the consultation is now closed.

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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