Here you will find policy advice we have developed for governments, regulators and others.
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.
In our November 2013 advice to the Secretary of State for Health, we respond to recommendations in the Cavendish Review into Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers in the NHS and in social care settings.
In response to recommendations about candour, openness and transparency in the Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, the Secretary of State for Health asked us for advice on how professional regulation could encourage professionals to be more candid when healthcare or social work goes wrong.
October 2013 rapid review on processes used by the nine health and care professional regulatory bodies in the UK to register applicants trained and applying from outside of the European Economic Area
August 2013 - Policy paper looking at the issue of professionals lapsing from the register.
November 2012 policy report addressing the role that regulation plays in supporting registrants to demonstrate that they are fit to practise. We set out guidance for regulators in the development and ongoing improvement of their continuing fitness to practise frameworks using a Right-touch approach.
November 2012 advice to the Secretary of States.
September 2011 advice to the Department of Health regarding board size and effectiveness.
September 2011 advice to the Secretary of State on modernising and improving the efficiency of fitness to practise adjudication among the health professional regulators.
The Professional Standards Authority's July 2011 good practice report identifies the most effective methods for patient and public participation (PPP), following a finding in our 2009/10 Performance Review.
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: