Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation

Consultation opened on 31 October 2017. Closing date 23 January 2018.


The UK's model of professional regulation for healthcare professionals has become complex and outdated. It needs to change to protect patients better, to support our health services and to help the workforce meet future challenges. Better and more responsive healthcare professional regulation is a shared ambition for both the regulators and all 4 UK governments.


Consultation description

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.

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