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  • Moi

    Reflections from our roundtable in Scotland: barriers to complaining

    What are the barriers to complaining? In this blog, PSA Board member Moi Ali reflects on our recent roundtable in Scotland discussing this subject

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    Refocusing regulation

    Reflections from PSA Chief Executive Alan Clamp as he travels to give the keynote speech at the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation Annual Education Conference

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    Reflecting on our regulator reviews: the first year using our new approach

    In this blog, we reflect on the first full year of using our new approach to how we review the regulators.

  • Authority Board member Juliet Oliver

    Introducing Juliet Oliver

    At the beginning of January 2023, we welcomed our new Board Member - Juliet Oliver. In this blog Juliet explains more about her background and experience in professional health and social care regulation and her previous encounters with the Authority

  • Douglas

    Regulation – not so dull after all

    In this blog, Douglas Bilton, Assistant Director of Standards and Policy at the Professional Standards Authority, talks about healthcare regulation, and explains why it is important for students to understand its purpose, both before and during their time as healthcare professionals.

  • Who isn't complaining? Learning from those who do not complain

    In this blog, Jacob Lant, Head of Policy, Public Affairs, Research and Insight at Healthwatch England, explains how the healthcare system can use complaint processes to address inequalities in healthcare and how this can help us understand the demographic of those who are not complaining to learn about those who are receiving poorer outcomes.

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    Why we're asking for feedback on our three-year strategic plan

    Today we launch our consultation on our three-year strategic plan. We want to hear what our stakeholders think about our proposed plan and to get their views. This is a new approach for us, and in this blog, we look at some of the external factors which have prompted us to change the way we develop a strategy for our organisation.

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    Benefits vs risks: how the Accredited Registers programme helps to protect the public

    In this joint blog with BASRaT - we reflect on how we have now started to make accreditation decisions using our new 'public interest' test. This allows us to look at the benefits of therapies offered by registrants and decide if they outweigh the risks. It also contributes to our decision about whether to award or renew accreditation.

  • Board Members

    Antony Townsend bids a fond farewell to the Professional Standards Authority

    In this blog, our board member, Antony Townsend, summarises his time and contribution as a member of the Authority's Board and how the Authority has played its role within regulation in the Health and Care sector over the years.

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    What we’re doing to tackle inequality

    In this blog, we look at how important it is to understand inequalities in health and social care - without understanding the why, when and how, it will be harder to tackle inequalities and address discrimination effectively.