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Highlights 2018-19 cover

We have just published our annual report. Find out more about or work in 2018/19 in our key stats infographichighlights or in the full report.

What is it to be a good regulator? This is the question we asked at our latest Academic and Research conference. Watch the highlights or read through the presentations.

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  two-page snapshot.

Clued up on cosmetic procedures? We are supporting the government's new campaign to raise awareness. Find out more about how to choose a practitioner for a cosmetic procedure or use our Check-a-Practitioner tool to check. Follow #clueduponcosmeticprocedures to keep updated.


Performance reviews are carried out throughout the year and the reports are published as and when each report is finalised. The schedule for 2018/19 gives deadlines for sharing your experience about each regulator and when their review will start. The deadline for the General Medical Council's next review is 16 August 2019 so please get in touch if you would like to share your feedback.

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  two-page snapshot

Piloting the new Standards of Good Regulation

Following the two consultations we ran, our Board agreed the revised Standards in November 2018. We are now ready to pilot them. During the pilot phase, the current Standards will still be in use. The revised Standards of Good Regulation have been rationalised and reduced. The plan now is to pilot these Standards and introduce them for our 2019/20 performance review cycle. Find out more about the revised Standards and the pilot.


NMC Lessons Learned Review

We have now published our lessons learned Review looking at how the NMC handled concerns about midwives' fitness to practise at Furness General Hospital. The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care asked us to carry out this review in May 2017. The terms of reference are available here.

Accredited Registers

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 are running a social media campaign to raise awareness about checking that practitioners who provide complementary therapies are on accredited registers. Take a look at our 8 things to check before having complementary therapy.

Policy and research