We are pleased to share with you the AHCS-response to the Department of Health and Social Care’s open consultation on Health Regulation and deciding when statutory regulation is appropriate.
The Department of Health’s briefing notes “this consultation considers how the powers to introduce and remove professions from regulation might be used in the future. It seeks views on the criteria that should be considered in assessing which professions should be regulated. These criteria will form the basis of assessing whether professions should be brought into, or taken out of, statutory regulation”.
“This consultation is part of a broader programme of reform of the regulation of health and, in England, social care professionals. The government, on behalf of the 4 countries, has consulted on detailed proposals for reforming the legislation that underpins how the healthcare professional regulators operate in order to deliver better public protection through a simpler, more consistent and flexible system”.
You can read our full response here.
The consultation is open until 31st March, we encourage you to submit a response here.