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New approach to carrying out our performance reviews: one-year evaluation report published

We have published our evaluation of the new performance review approach, following the completion of the first year of the new cycle.

Overall, we consider the first year of the new process to be successful. We have either achieved or partly achieved nearly all the key benefits, though it is too early to tell how far we have succeeded in reducing the overall burden of the process. The key risks have not, as far as we can tell, materialised to an extent that we could not mitigate.

We have identified significant improvements over the old process, particularly in relation to how long it takes to publish our reports and the contribution of stakeholders to our reviews. Our increased engagement with regulators has facilitated these improvements and gives us a platform for our further development work.

You can read the full report here.


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