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Authority publishes consultation report on the introduction of an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Standard for Accredited Registers

Following a public consultation on proposals to introduce an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Standard for Accredited Registers, the Authority is publishing the summary report.

The consultation ran from 25 October 2022 to 17 January 2023. We received a wide range of responses which were supportive of the introduction of a new Standard. We have analysed all responses and will be announcing further plans on the introduction of the Standard in the coming weeks.

Alan Clamp, Chief Executive of the Professional Standards Authority, said:

‘We are committed to doing more to promote EDI and working with those we oversee to strengthen their approach. A dedicated EDI Standard for Accredited Registers is a positive step.’


Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

Notes to the Editor

  1. The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care oversees 10 statutory bodies that regulate health and social care professionals in the UK.
  2. We assess their performance and report to Parliament. We also conduct audits and investigations and can appeal fitness to practise cases to the courts if we consider that sanctions are insufficient to protect the public and it is in the public interest.
  3. We also set standards for organisations holding voluntary registers for health and social care occupations and accredit those that meet them.
  4. We share good practice and knowledge, conduct research and introduce new ideas to our sector. We monitor policy developments in the UK and internationally and provide advice on issues relating to professional standards in health and social care.
  5. We do this to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of users of health and social care services and the public. We are an independent body, accountable to the UK Parliament.
  6. Our values are – integrity, transparency, respect, fairness and teamwork – and we strive to ensure that they are at the core of our work.
  7. More information about our work and the approach we take is available at