Professional Regulatory press releases June 2016

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A summary of Professional Regulatory Press Releases for June 2016

Law Society chief executive responds to Legal Services Board Cost of Regulation report

(Law Society 25.05.16)

Commenting on the Legal Services Board Cost of Regulation report, Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon said:

'The costs to solicitors of regulation, representation and fulfilment of the profession's statutory public interest responsibilities need to be transparent and deliver value for money for the profession.

Read more here. 


GMC urges cosmetic procedure patients to question doctors

(General Medical Council 1.6.16)

People thinking of having a cosmetic procedure are being urged to question their doctors before going ahead with treatment, in new advice issued today (Wednesday 01 June) by the General Medical Council (GMC).

Read more here.


Government vows to look again at confidentiality of lawyer-client communications

(Law Society 07.06.16)

News that ministers will continue to work with professional bodies representing the legal profession over the issue of legal professional privilege (LPP) has been welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales.

Read more here.


CIPFA and ICAS agree route to joint accreditation for accountants

(CIPFA 02.06.16)

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) have today opened a new initiative that allows UK exam-qualified CIPFA members to attain joint accreditation and membership from both Institutes.

Read more here.


GPhC to address issues relating to professionalism under pressure

(General Pharmaceutical Council 15.06.16)

The GPhC has today outlined how it intends to work with people and organisations from inside and outside pharmacy to examine and understand workplace pressures across the pharmacy sector, including through a seminar to be held in October.

Read more here.

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