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Reforming regulation, protecting the public

The UK Governments have launched a consultation on how to reform professional healthcare regulation. We welcome the consultation but are worried that some of the proposals have the potential to create a gap in public protection.

It's important to respond to make sure public protection sits at the heart of any reform.

The UK Government is consulting on Regulating healthcare professionals, protecting the public. The deadline for responding is 16 June 2021.

Some parts of the consultation, though, are giving us case for concern and we feel that these proposals could inadvertently have a negative impact on public protection. Find out more about these proposals, our concerns and the solutions we have put forward.

We want to work with the UK Governments, patients, and all interested groups through this consultation and beyond. Together, we can make these reforms work for professionals, for regulators, and most importantly for the public that regulation is there to protect.

We would encourage everybody with an interest to:

Read our report setting out our concerns and what could be done to fix them

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 1 Read the consultation 
 2 Review our short report & let us know if you would like to talk any points through 
 3  Respond to the consultation and let the Government know what you think

The right-touch approach

Right-touch regulation is the approach we take to regulatory reform.  You can find out  more about right-touch regulation here or watch the short animation opposite which explains more about right-touch regulation.

Watch our short explainer

This short video gives a quick overview of the principles of right-touch regulation

Right-touch regulation visual