The Government's consultation Regulating healthcare professionals, protecting the public has now closed. The deadline for responding was 16 June 2021. We submitted our full response on 11 June.
You can read our full response to the consultation here.
We welcomed the Government's consultation and support much of what is in it. However, there are three areas that give us cause for concern and we believe they could inadvertently create a gap in public protection. There are some simple, but important, changes that can be made to make sure that we create a future regulatory system that protects the public.
Our three concerns relate to the potential to reduce public protection, transparency and accountability - we set them out below along with our proposals on how to fix them. You can find out more in our short report Three things to get right for public protection
Top three things to get right