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Not everyone working in health and social care is regulated by law which is why it is important to choose practitioners from registers we have accredited. To be accredited and display our Quality Mark, registers must meet our Standards of good practice.

By choosing practitioners who are on an Accredited Register, you can have confidence when choosing services from someone who is not regulated by law. 

There are currently more than 100,000 practitioners on a range of registers who are able to display our Quality Mark:

Accredited Registers quality mark

You can use our Check a Practitioner tool to find someone providing the service you need. The tool covers both statutory regulators and Accredited Registers.

You can find an Accredited Register here. This will take you to a register's own website, where you can read more about their services and standards and search their register directly.

Our accreditation reports, which detail the outcomes of our most recent assessments of each register against our Standards for Accredited Registers, can be found here

We gather information about stakeholder experiences of current Accredited Registers, and those which are in the process of applying, through our Share Your Experience process. Although it is not our role to resolve complaints about a register or its registrants, we use this information to inform our assessments of registers against our Standards.

Find out  more about our Check a Practitioner tool

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Read our case study

See an example of how applying for accreditation helps to raise standards and improve public protection