Policy paper

Regulation of health and social care professionals: response

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.

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



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.

Published 29 January 2015