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.
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.
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.
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.