We do this by improving the regulation and registration of people who work in health and social care. Our work includes:
We apply the principles
of right-touch regulation to everything we do - find out more. Not sure how our work contributes to public protection? Read examples of our work in these case studies.
We have published our annual report and accounts for 2021/22. Find out more about our work during the year or see the year in numbers in this infographic. We also have also produced a shorter highlights report.
Today, we welcome the launch of a campaign by the Clinical Research Practitioner Register - part of the Accredited Registers programme - aiming to raise awareness of the programme and its benefits for practitioners, patients, colleagues and employers
Our full response to the BBC's investigation into massage therapists.
How should regulators respond to sexual assault and harassment in health and care? In this blog we explore how widespread the problem is, look at past and current research as well as discussing what we can do as a sector to tackle it
We're often asked the question: What is fitness to practise? Mark Stobbs, our Director of Scrutiny & Quality, gives us a breakdown of what it means and explains how crucial it is to public protection
We publish our response to the General Optical Council's call for evidence on the Opticians Act and consultation on associated GOC policies
We publish our response to the General Medical Council's consultation on revising its standards of Good Medical Practice
We publish our response to UK Government’s proposals for a new ten-year Mental health and wellbeing plan for England
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We oversee the 10 statutory bodies that regulate health and care professionals. We review their performance to see how they are protecting the public.
We also scrutinise their decisions about whether people on their registers are fit to practise and can appeal these decisions if we believe they are insufficient to protect the public.
We set standards for organisations holding voluntary registers for people working in unregulated health and care occupations and accredit those organisations that meet our standards.
The programme helps people who are seeking treatments that may not be covered by regulated professions to opt for a lower risk option and make an informed choice.
We want to explain and explore regulation – we encourage improvement by sharing good practice and knowledge, conducting research and introducing new ideas, including our concept of right-touch regulation.
We also monitor policy developments and provide advice to governments and others on matters relating to people working in health and care.
Find out more about our latest research, social media campaigns or our most recent performance review published or register accredited.
You can also check our schedule for sharing your experience with us to help inform our regulator reviews and register re-accreditations.