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We have published our learning from Covid-19 review - using 28 case studies provided by all 10 UK health/social care professions regulators, it looks at how regulators responded to the first phase of the pandemic and what lessons we can take away to help plan for any future crises. You can read the full report or the case studies section only.

Working during the pandemic

We have all the systems and processes in place to make sure we can continue in our public protection role, as well as carry out our usual operational functions remotely. Find out more about how we are approaching our work during the pandemic

Reforming regulation - ensuring public protection: three things the government needs to get right to ensure public protection

We have published our short report on three things the government needs to get right as part of its consultation on regulatory reform. The government published its consultation on reforming regulation in mid March. This is a positive step to improving regulation and we welcome much of what is proposed. However, we have some concerns in three areas that we believe could inadvertently create a gap in public protection and reduce transparency and accountability. You can also read our short 'first look' report, or dedicated webpage or some FAQs which go into more details about the areas which give us the greatest cause for concern.

Our most recent performance reviews published are for the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You can find out  more in the full report or see a summary in our two-page snapshot. We have also recently published our report for the General Optical Council - read the full report or see a summary in the snapshot.

Change ahead for the Accredited Registers programme? Find out more in the report outlining the results of our recent consultation on the future shape of the programme. The report is available in both English and Welsh


We have published our review of Social Work England’s process for accepted outcomes in fitness to practise cases.

Performance reviews are carried out throughout the year and the reports are published as and when each report is finalised. Read our schedule for when we expect to carry out the reviews. You can also find out the dates for sharing feedback with us about the regulators. The next deadline is for the General Medical Council - share your feedback with us by 13 August 2021.

Our most recent performance review published is for the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You can find out  more in the full report or see a summary in our two-page snapshot. We have also recently published our report for the General Optical Council - read the full report or see a summary in the snapshot.

Covid-19 - we have also published guidance for regulators on virtual fitness to practise hearings, you can read it here.

Accredited Registers

Change ahead for the Accredited Registers programme? We recently consulted on the future shape of the Accredited Programme. We have just published the result of this consultation available in both English and Welsh or read the key stats in this infographic.

The Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network (RWPN) has applied for accreditation of its register. Please share your experience of the RWPN by 1 July 2021.  

Our joint report with the Royal Society for Public Health – Untapped Resources: Accredited Registers in the Wider Workforce – looks at how nearly 80,000 health professionals on accredited registers can make a significant contribution to promoting and protecting the public's health.

We have been running social media campaigns to raise awareness about checking that practitioners who provide acupuncture and hypnotherapy are on accredited registers. Take a look at our top tips for acupuncture and eight things to check before having hypnotherapy.