Consultation outcome

Changes to how the Professional Standards Authority is funded

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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This response outlines the department’s intended approach for the Authority to be funded by a fee raised from the regulatory bodies it oversees.

The final regulations that allow PSA’s funding change will be published in due course on the UK Parliament website.

Original consultation


Seeks views as to how the Professional Standards Authority will be funded by the healthcare professional regulatory bodies it oversees.

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Consultation description

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) is currently funded by the Department of Health and the devolved administrations.

The department is seeking views on proposals to allow the PSA to be funded by fees paid by the 9 healthcare professional regulatory bodies it oversees including its future fee structure.

The PSA oversees the UK’s 9 health and care professional regulatory bodies:

  • General Chiropractic Council
  • General Dental Council
  • General Medical Council
  • General Optical Council
  • General Osteopathic Council
  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland


Published 3 October 2014
Last updated 11 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include consultation response, equality analysis and impact assessment.
  2. First published.