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Case studies

What we do - some examples of our work

We hope that these case studies will help illustrate the work we do in the three key areas:

  • our statutory work overseeing the 10 health and care professional regulators
  • our work accrediting voluntary registers
  • our work conducting and commissioning research to look at ways to improve regulation. 

You can also read our short report explaining our work in more detail. It includes these case studies, outlines what we do and also casts an eye to the future.


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Appealing final fitness to practise decisions

A doctor who sexual harassed a nurse on an isolated hospital ward at 3am. Find out more

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Appealing final fitness to practise decisions

A social worker who persistently sexually harassed junior female colleagues, but the panel found that his behaviour was not sexually motivated and handed down the least serious sanction available to them. Find out more

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Appealing final fitness to practise decisions

A dental nurse who turned a blind eye to unhygienic practices and put her patients at risk – our work reviewing regulators' final fitness to practise decisions. Find out more

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Appealing final fitness to practise decisions

A nurse who repeatedly mistreated a vulnerable patient in her care. Find out more





Our work reviewing the regulators' performance

From unmet to met – how the General Optical Council improved its performance to ensure that anybody can raise a concern about its registrants – our work reviewing the regulators’ performance. Find out more

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How we use feedback shared with us about regulators/registers

Sharing feedback to highlight concerns about regulators creating barriers to vulnerable people raising potentially serious concerns. Find out more

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 Accrediting voluntary registers

How the Registration Council of Clinical Physiologists took action to achieve accreditation leading to raised standards and improved public protection – our work accrediting registers. Find out more

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Conducting and commissioning research

Does crossing sexual boundaries with colleagues put patients at risk? Our policy and research work. Find out more