Policy paper

Regulation of health and social care professionals: response

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

Government’s response on behalf of the 4 countries of the UK to the Law Commissions’ report on regulating health care professionals in the UK and social care professionals in England.


The response covers:

  • the structure of reform
  • the make-up of a regulatory body
  • registers and registration
  • education, standards and practice
  • fitness to practise
  • the role of the Professional Standards Authority

The response sets out the government’s approach to public protection and how this can be supported by professional regulation.