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GOsC comments on Government response to regulation reform consultation

9 July 2019

The Government has today published its response to the Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation consultation.

Leonie Milliner, Chief Executive and Registrar of the GOsC, said:

“We welcome the Government’s response to its 2017 consultation: Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation. The Government is proposing important changes to the approach of the statutory regulators, including modernising fitness to practise processes and giving regulators more autonomy, changes to governance and strengthening the requirement for regulators to work together even more closely, which should help us deliver better for patients.

We note the Government intends to consult further on the number of regulatory bodies, how to assess the appropriate level of regulatory oversight for healthcare professions, and potential reform of registration, standards and education functions. We look forward to working closely with our colleagues in the other health regulators and with our stakeholders to explore the matters included in the consultation response and to ensure patients and the public remain at the heart of what we do.”

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