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Here you will find policy advice we have developed for governments, regulators and others.

Regulating an occupation in fewer than all four UK countries

What are the implications for policy-makers, the public, and practitioners if a health or care occupation is regulated in fewer than all four UK countries? The Scottish Government commissioned the Professional Standards Authority to provide advice on the implications

Evaluation of feasibility of prohibition order schemes for unregulated health and care workers in the UK

December 2016 - Advice to the Secretary of State on the feasibility of prohibition order schemes for unregulated health and care workers in the UK

Interim report on oversight of nursing associates

November 2016 advice to the Department of Health on the oversight of the role of nursing associates - interim report

Right-touch assurance: a methodology for assessing and assuring occupational risk of harm

We have developed a new tool to assess risk of harm presented by different health and care occupations

Good character: a common approach

December 2008 advice to the Secretary of State

Progress on strengthening professional regulation’s approach to candour and error reporting

November 2014 advice to the Secretary of State for Health.

Right Touch Regulation - Call for Views

The Authority calls for views on Right-touch Regulation - November 2014.

Recommendations to improve the Law Commissions' draft bill

On 21 May 2014 the Authority wrote to the Department of Health with recommendations to improve the Law Commissions’ draft Regulation of Health and Social Care Professions etc Bill.

Improving employee performance management in the health and social care sector

November 2013 advice to the Secretary of State for Health.

Can professional regulation do more to encourage candour when care goes wrong?

October 2013 advice to the Secretary of State for Health

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