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FAQs on the government's consultation on reforming regulation

Find answers to questions which explain more about the consultation

The government is consulting on reforming healthcare -  we welcome and support much of what is proposed. However, we are worried about proposals to settle fitness to practise cases using 'accepted outcomes'. Our main concerns relate to the potential to:

  • inadvertently create a gap in public protection
  • make the regulator the judge, jury and appeal 
  • place a burden on patients and public
  • take a step back in public protection and reverse changes introduced as a result of earlier high-profile failings.

Read through these FAQs below which go into more detail about the consultation and our concerns:

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Read our short report

Our short report First look at Government consultation on reforming regulation sets out in more detail what worries us about using the 'accepted outcomes' approach, but also sets out a simple solution that would address these concerns.


You can download these FAQs in this pdf