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Regulators

Our Lessons Learned Review of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) handling of Morecambe Bay midwives’ cases is underway. We expect the review to take about six months to complete. You can read the Terms of Reference for the Review for more details.

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Performance reviews are continuing throughout the year and are published as and when each report is finalised. Our schedule for the 2017/18 performance review cycle is now available and you can find details of deadlines for sharing experience of each regulator. The deadline for sharing experience about the Health and Care Professions Council is 22 December 2017.

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Our most recent performance review published is for the General Dental Council. You can find out how they are meeting our Standards of Good Regulation by reading the full report or a summary in our two-page snapshot.

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Find out what we have to say on reforming regulation, how the regulators are protecting the public and what accredited registers can offer for a stretched NHS in our annual review of professional regulation and registration or read a summary in our highlights report or key statistics for the year.

Accredited Registers

We have just published 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.

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After a successful campaign to raise awareness about checking practitioners who provide non-surgical cosmetic injections are on accredited registers, we have now turned our attention to foot health providers. Find out more about our top tips for safe foot care and treatment.

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We are currently consulting on proposed options for financial self-sustainability of the accredited registers programme. The deadline for responses is 21 November 2017. Find out more about the consultation and how to respond.

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We are currently assessing applications for accreditation from The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP), The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) and the UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP).

We have recently accredited the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy's register which brings the total registers accredited up to 24.

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Annual reviews are happening throughout the year. You can view the latest decision and the annual review dates on the panel decisions page.

The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) please share your experience of BACP by 15 December 2017

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If you have experience of any of these accredited registers and would like to share it – we would like to hear from you, just check the deadlines and get in touch.

Policy and research

We are now taking bookings/inviting speaking proposals for our 2018 Academic and Research Conference. It will take place on 8-9 March. The conference will focus on fitness to practise and will be organised in collaboration with Professor Tim David from the University of Manchester. Please send abstracts/speaking proposals to Douglas Bilton by 3 January 2018. Watch highlights from last year's conference.

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We have just published ground-breaking research funded by us and led by Professor Rosalind Searle at Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. By analysing thousands of fitness to practise determinations from our database, Professor Searle and her team identify three types of perpetrators of professional misconduct and provide further insights into sexual misconduct and dishonesty. Find out more in Antecedents and processes of professional misconduct in UK health and social care.

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Read more about dishonesty in our  latest research on this subject. Researchers examined cases of professional misconduct that included an allegation of dishonesty, and the paper proposes a typology of six kinds of dishonest act that can apply across professions.

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 Regulation rethought builds on the ideas we set out in our paper Rethinking regulation. Regulation rethought sets out our proposals for a transformation of the regulation of health and care professionals. We also published our paper on assessing the risk of harm Right touch assurance - a methodology for assessing and assuring occupational risk of harm.