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During the Covid-19 pandemic - keeping our staff safe, focusing on our public protection role, and keeping our stakeholders and the public reassured are our main objectives. Though not quite business as usual, 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 or find out more about our working arrangements and how to get in touch with us

We have now published our annual report and accounts for 2019/20. You can read the full report, a snapshot summary or an infographic with key statistics for the year. 

Our most recent performance review published is for the General Osteopathic Council. It is the first review published using our new Standards of Good Regulation. Find out how many of our Standards  they have met - you can read the full report or see a summary in our snapshot.

The International Federation of Aromatherapists is the latest register to gain accreditation.


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 14 August 2020.

Our most recent performance review published is for the General Osteopathic Council. Find out how many of our Standards  they have met - you can read the full report or see a summary in our snapshot.

On 2 December Social Work England  took on the regulation of social workers in England and on the same day,  became the tenth professional regulator under our oversight. Find out more in our statement.

The new Standards of Good Regulation

Following the two consultations we ran, our Board agreed the revised Standards in November 2018. We  piloted them during 2019. From January 2020, we will be using the new Standards for our 2019/20 performance review cycle.

Accredited Registers

The National Counselling Society (NCS) has submitted Notifications of Change for three new occupations: Person-Centred Experiential Therapists (PCETs)Psychosexual, Relationship and Couple Therapists (PRCTs) and Life Coaches. Please share your experience of the NCS by 3 September 2020.

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) has declared its intent to renew accreditation. Please share your experience of CNHC by 13 August 2020.

The International Federation of Aromatherapists is the latest register to gain accreditation. Accreditation will apply only to the Federation's UK-based registrants.

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.