priorities for the authority, our current work Skip to main content
I want to...

We are currently working on:

At a glance:

Annual Report 2020/21

We have published our annual report and accounts for 2020/21. You can read the full report in English or Welsh or a summary or find our key statistics for the year in this infographic.

Reforming regulation - ensuring public protection: three things the government needs to get right to ensure public protection

We have now published our full response to the Government's consultation Regulating healthcare professionals, protecting the public. Find out more about our thoughts on the consultation here.

Our most recent performance review published is for the Health and Care Professions Council. You can read the full report or see a summary in our snapshot.

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


We have published our learning from Covid-19 review - using 28 case studies provided by all 10 UK health/social care professions regulators, it looks at how regulators responded to the first phase of the pandemic and what lessons we can take away to help plan for any future crises. You can read the full report or the case studies section only.

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


We have published our review of Social Work England’s process for accepted outcomes in fitness to practise cases.

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 Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland - share your feedback with us on 1 October 2021 and for Social Work England - share your feedback with us by 15 October 2021.

Our most recent performance review published is for the Health and Care Professions Council. You can read the full report or see a summary in our snapshot.

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

Accredited Registers

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) have confirmed their intent to renew accreditation of their register. Please Share Your Experience of the BPC with us by 15 October 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.