Here you will find policy advice we have developed for governments, regulators and others.
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
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
The Williams Review on gross negligence manslaughter recommended we look at how the impact on public confidence is assessed in reaching fitness to practise decisions about individual healthcare professionals - this report is our advice to the Secretary of State
As part of the Williams Review on gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare, we were commissioned to look at consistency in fitness to practise outcomes - this report sets out a structured approach to understanding the factors influencing consistency and proposes a methodology that could take this work forward
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
December 2016 - Advice to the Secretary of State on the feasibility of prohibition order schemes for unregulated health and care workers in the UK
November 2016 advice to the Department of Health on the oversight of the role of nursing associates - interim report
We have developed a new tool to assess risk of harm presented by different health and care occupations, published in October 2016.
December 2008 advice to the Secretary of State proposes a standard definition and approach to good character across the regulatory bodies, based on common criteria.
Our advice to the Secretary of State for Health considers the regulators' progress up until November 2014 and their plans for further relevant work in 2015 and 2016. We will review the regulators’ progress against their plans through our 2015/16 review of the regulators’ performance.
We publish a range of publications. In addition to policy advice, we publish discussion papers to promote and provoke discussion. We also carry out and commission research and publish the results. Find out more about the key themes and current topics we are focusing on: