Here is a selection of blogs published since our last newsletter:
Black History Month - what difference has a year made? What difference does a year make? Last year we reflected on the difficulties faced by black and other minority health care practitioners and set out how the Authority was planning to address its role here. So what has happened since?
The patient voice in regulation during Covid-19 and beyond This blog explores how during the pandemic the patient voice has been diminished or even lost. We now need to refocus regulators' attention and make sure that the patient voice is heard.
Bridging the Gap – looking for new ways to sabotage harm Assistant Director of Standards and Policy, Douglas Bilton, writes about what we are setting out to achieve in our upcoming 'Bridging the Gap' project, describing the challenge of effectively analysing a broad range of contributing factors to harm.
The Bristol Inquiry - 20 years on July 2021 marked 20 years since the publication of Sir Ian Kennedy's report of the inquiry into children's heart surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary - in this blog we look back to see how its recommendations are still relevant for regulatory reform.
The new Standard for Accredited Registers will introduce additional checks to test public interest On the day we relaunch the Accredited Registers programme, Our Chief Executive explains more about the new Standard for Accredited Registers which will introduce additional checks to test public interest.
Understanding judgement with relational regulation Assistant Director of Standards and Policy, Douglas Bilton, goes into detail about the key findings from the report we commissioned by Professor Deborah Bowman entitled Ethics in Extraordinary Times
Getting it right for public protection – designing a regulatory framework that works in good times and bad With the deadline to respond to the consultation upon us - our Chief Executive puts forward our closing arguments to balance flexibility with transparency and accountability and ensure that public protection is at the centre of future reform.
Minimising the burden of regulation on registrants? Yes, but not at the expense of public protection Two blogs on our power to appeal fitness to practise panel decisions: one from the registrant; and the other from the complainant - with an introduction from our Director of Standards and Policy.
Cognitive biases in fitness to practise decision-making: from understanding to mitigation In this blog we explain more about the advice we commissioned on cognitive bias and how they can influence the decisions we make without us even being aware of them.
Does our power of appeal matter? What happens when regulator's fitness to practise panel gets it wrong? This blog explains how it feels from the point of view of a witness.
Social Work England’s ‘accepted outcomes’ process In this blog, our Director of Scrutiny and Quality, Mark Stobbs explains more about why we carried out our review of Social Work England's use of accepted outcomes and some of our key findings.
Regulatory reform - a perspective from the Patients Association A guest blog from the Patients Association - giving their perspective on government plans for reforming regulation and asking 'where's the patient voice in these proposals?'
What do the public and professionals think about consistency between regulators Natasha Wynne explains more about our recently published research on whether consistency matters between regulators and what the public, patients and professionals think about consistency in health and care regulation.
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