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Coronavirus

During the Covid-19 pandemic - keeping our staff safe, focusing on our public protection role, and keeping our stakeholders and the public reassured are our main objectives. Though not quite business as usual, 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 or find out more about our working arrangements and how to get in touch with us. We have also published guidance for regulators on virtual fitness to practise hearings - you can read it here.


We have published our Covid-19 lessons learned 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.


Our most recent performance reviews published are for the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You can find out  more in the full report or see a summary in our two-page snapshot. We have also recently published our report for the General Optical Council - read the full report or see a summary in the snapshot.


The International Federation of Aromatherapists is the latest register to gain accreditation.


Regulators

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 Nursing and Midwifery Council - share your feedback with us by 16 April 2021.


Our most recent performance review published is for the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You can find out  more in the full report or see a summary in our two-page snapshot. We have also recently published our report for the General Optical Council - read the full report or see a summary in the snapshot.

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

Accredited Registers

The National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP) has applied for accreditation of its register. Please share your experience of the NCP by 18 May 2021.


The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) has applied to add clinical exercise physiologists (CEP) to its accredited register. Please share your experience of the RCCP by 4 May 2021.


The British Psychological Society has applied for accreditation of its register. Please share your experience of the BPS by 24 April 2021.


COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) has confirmed that it intends to renew its accreditation. Please share your experience of COSCA by 16 April 2021.


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.