Jan 11, 2023
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.
Jan 06, 2023
In our latest blog, Joan Simeon, Kiri Rikihana, Richard Tankersley, Jane Dancer at The Medical Council of New Zealand, discusses the role of healthcare practitioners, and regulators in addressing health inequities in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and how the practice of cultural safety can improve patient outcomes.
Dec 16, 2022
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.
Dec 08, 2022
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.
Nov 23, 2022
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.
Nov 16, 2022
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.
Oct 28, 2022
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.
Sep 20, 2022
In Part 2 of our blog about the Authority's power to appeal (section 29) regulators' fitness to practise decisions - we look at its limits but also its wider impact
Sep 09, 2022
To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, Faye Blackwell from the NCS shares her thoughts on suicide prevention and what can be done to improve outcomes
Aug 30, 2022
In the past 20 years the Authority has acted as a vital safety net in scrutinising and, appealing fitness to practise decisions which do not protect the public. We look at almost every final decision made by the 10 health and social care regulators and ask ourselves one central question – is the outcome sufficient to protect the public?
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