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Insights into regulation Blog


  • Ann Gallagher blog

    Covid-19 – a time for slow and regulatory solidarity

    A guest blog from Ann Gallagher, author of Slow Ethics and the Art of Care, looks at how Covid-19 has made ethics mainstream and how doing the right thing involves weighing a range of personal and professional considerations

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    Sharing concerns with us - the role it plays in our performance reviews

    We cannot investigate individual complaints about regulators but, In this blog we explain how we can use concerns and complaints shared with us to feed into our performance reviews and how this can help others

  • Regulators and Covid-19

    Health and Care regulators and how they are responding to Covid-19

    Statutory regulators responded to the pandemic in different ways: adapting quickly to create temporary registers to boost the workforce, or advising their registrants on the need too practise from a safe distance

  • Accredited Registers Mark Large

    Accredited Registers and how they are responding to Covid-19

    It’s been a challenging time for the Accredited Registers - they needed to respond proportionately, but effectively to the Coronavirus pandemic. This blog looks at that response, the challenges they face and insights gained over the last four months

  • New Standards of Good Regulation

    New Standards of Good Regulation

    In 2016 we asked whether our Standards of Good Regulation were still fit for purpose? The answer was both yes and no. We have just published our first performance review using the new Standards. - this blog explains more about why and how they were revised

  • Natasha Wynne - policy officer

    Agility in a time of crisis

    How can a regulatory system respond to a pandemic? The six principles of right-touch regulation can provide a useful framework - in this blog we look at agility - exploring what it means and how it might be applied in the current crisis

  • Director of Standards and Policy

    Covid-19: what impact will it have on regulatory policy going forward?

    We met (virtually) with regulatory colleagues to discuss how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted our work and how it is likely to have long-lasting effects and and shape regulatory policy well into the future

  • Douglas Bilton

    How research can help make regulation better

    Douglas Bilton explains how our academic and research conference provides opportunities for those working in the regulatory field to share findings, identify common issues and look at how regulation can adapt to meet the challenges of the future

  • Mark Platt - GDC

    Adapting to change in three steps: reflections from the research and academic conference

    Mark Platt – Policy Manager at the GDC – reflects on our recent Academic and Research conference from three perspectives: attending, presenting and chairing a break-out session. This year's conference asked: 'Regulation in the future - will it matter?'

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    Professional regulation and registration will need to be flexible to respond to the Covid-19 emergency

    Covid-19 is putting unprecedented pressures on those working in health and care and those who regulate and register them – our Chief Executive discusses how to balance the need for flexibility with accountability to ensure patient and public safety