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The government has published its response to the ‘Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation’ consultation.
The consultation set out proposals to make professional regulation faster, simpler and more responsive to the needs of patients, professionals, the public and employers.
We will take forward legislative changes to the regulators’ fitness to practise processes and operating framework. We believe that this will realise the greatest benefits for regulatory bodies, registrants and the public.
The changes will deliver:
- modern and efficient fitness to practise processes
- better supported professionals
- more responsive and accountable regulation
This consultation seeks views on what we need to do to protect the public as much as possible and at the same time support the development of the workforce.
The proposed model of professional regulation will:
- secure public trust
- improve clinical practice
- adapt to developments in healthcare
This consultation is part of the commitment to reform the system of regulation of healthcare professions.
The responses will allow the government to consider future options for the development of regulation of healthcare professionals in the UK.