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We are currently working on:

At a glance:

Performance Review consultation

We have launched a follow-up consultation to further refine our reviews and get feedback on our more detailed proposals. You can find out more here. We have also published the report on the outcome of our earlier consultation.


Reforming regulation - Reshaping regulation for public protection

We have published Reshaping regulation for public protection. In this short report, we explain why reform is necessary and also offer advice on what successful reform should look like.  


We have published our latest performance reviews for the General Osteopathic Council and the General Chiropractic Council. Find out more about how the GOsC is meeting our Standards of Good Regulation in the full report or a summary in our two-page snapshot or read the GCC's full performance review or the two-page snapshot.


We have launched our new-look Accredited Registers programme - it will now include a 'public interest' test as part of accreditation decisions.

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


Regulators

We have launched a follow-up consultation to further refine our reviews and get feedback on our more detailed proposals. The deadline for responding is 21 December 2021You can find out more here. We have also published the report on the outcome of our earlier consultation.


Our most recent performance reviews published are for the General Osteopathic Council and the General Chiropractic Council. Find out more about how the GOsC is meeting our Standards of Good Regulation in the full report or a summary in our two-page snapshot or read the GCC's full performance review or the two-page snapshot.

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

Accredited Registers

The Athena Herd Foundation CIC has applied for a preliminary assessment of its register against our Standard One: 'The organisation holds a register of people in health and/or social care roles that are not subject to statutory regulation. The activities carried out by the registrants are likely to be beneficial to the health and/or wellbeing of the public, and any harm is justifiable and mitigated.’

Please Share Your Experience of the Athena Herd Foundation by 14 December 2021.


We have now launched the Accredited Register programme following our Strategic Review, including our consultation. You can read the results in both English and Welsh or read the key stats in this infographic.


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.