Consultation on promoting professionalism and reforming regulation in the healthcare sector

Close date: 23 January 2018

The Government consults on reforms to the regulation of healthcare professionals. The aim is to produce a flexible model of professional regulation that promotes public trust, fosters professionalism and improves clinical practice, while also being adaptable to future developments in healthcare.

Areas on which the consultation seeks views include: the advantages and disadvantages of having fewer regulatory bodies; whether or not the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care should take on an advisory role in relation to which groups of healthcare professionals should be regulated; and whether or not to give regulatory bodies the power to handle fitness to practise rules in a more proportionate way.
Consultation document: Promoting professionalism, reforming regulations