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

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

How is public confidence maintained when fitness to practise decisions are made?

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

Developing a methodology to assess the consistency of fitness to practise outcomes

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

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.