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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.


Two consultations launched

We have launched two consultations on the main areas of our work. We want to make sure that our approach to reviewing the regulators remains fit for purpose and proportionate. You can find out more about the consultation, including how to respond here. We are also consulting on the future shape of the Accredited Registers programme. You can find out more about how to respond here.


Our most recent performance review published is for the General Dental Council. You can find out  more in the full report or see a summary in our two-page 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 Health and Care Professions Council - share your feedback with us by 31 January 2021.


Our most recent performance review published is for the General Dental Council. You can find out  more in the full report or see a summary in our two-page snapshot.


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

Accredited Registers

The Human Givens Institute (HGI) has confirmed that it intends to renew its accreditation. Please share your experience of the HGI by 25 February 2021.


The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) has confirmed that it intends to renew its accreditation. Please share your experience of BACP by 19 February 2021.


Play Therapy UK (PTUK) has confirmed that it intends to renew its accreditation. Please share your experience of PTUK by 13 February 2021.


The UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) has confirmed that it intends to renew its accreditation. Please share your experience of the UKPHR by 13 February 2021.


The The International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) has confirmed that it intends to renew its accreditation. Please share your experience of the IFA by 12 February 2021.


The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has confirmed that it intends to renew its accreditation. Please share your experience of JCCP by 29 January 2021.


The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has confirmed that it intends to renew its accreditation. Please share your experience of BAcC by 29 January 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.