Research and analysis

Regulation of Health and Social Care Professionals

This Law Commission project is to review the UK law relating to the regulation of health care professionals and, in England only, the regulation of social workers.

Documents

Regulation of Health Care Professionals and Regulation of Social Care Professionals in England

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Details

This project is a review of UK law relating to the regulation of health care professionals, and in England only, the regulation of social workers.

The remit of the project extends to the legal frameworks for the following bodies: the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, the General Chiropractic Council, the General Dental Council, the General Medical Council, the General Optical Council, the General Osteopathic Council, the General Pharmaceutical Council, the General Social Care Council, the Health Professions Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland.

It is a tripartite project between the Law Commission, the Scottish Law Commission and the Northern Ireland Law Commission.

Further information about this project is available on the Law Commission website.

Published 2 April 2014