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Research Papers

Here you will find papers about research we have commissioned or carried out. You can find research papers published by academics and regulators on Our Bookshelf in the research section of our website.

The publications below are in alphabetical order.

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

Alternatives to final panel hearings for fitness to practise cases – the public perspective

May 2013 research report

Bad Apples? Bad Barrels? Or bad cellars? Antecedents and processes of professional misconduct in UK health and care

By analysing thousands of fitness to practise decisions, this ground-breaking study provides insights into professional misconduct by health and care professionals

Categorisation of fitness to practise data

A description of UK health and care professional regulators’ categorisation of fitness to practise allegations

Cost effectiveness and efficiency review of the health professional regulators

November 2012 advice to the Secretary of States.

Enhancing confidence in fitness to practise adjudication - research report

May 2011 research report.

Maximising the contribution of regulatory bodies’ registers to public protection

February 2010 good practice report.

Professional identities and regulation: a literature review

A review of literature to help us better understand how professional identities are acquired and developed amongst health and social care professionals.

Professional identity and the regulator's role - an overview

Does the regulator create or validate professional identity? This paper draws together the conclusions of our two previous publications on the subject of professional identity and regulation

Public views on safeguards in healthcare

February 2009 research project

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