Professional Regulatory press releases May 2016

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A summary of Professional Regulatory press releases for May 2016.

HCPC launches consultation on standards of proficiency for social workers in England

(HCPC press release 4.4.16)

The Health and Care Professions Council has launched a consultation to invite stakeholders for their views on proposed changes to the profession-specific standards of proficiency for social workers in England.  

Read more here.

Tough new standards for doctors carrying out cosmetic procedures

(GMC press release 12.4.16)

Doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures anywhere in the UK are being issued with new guidance by the General Medical Council (GMC) to make sure they provide the best possible care for patients.  

Read more here.

Department of Health launches consultation on changes to NMC legislation

(Nursing and Midwifery Council 21.04.16)

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) today welcomed the launch of the Department of Health’s consultation on a number of long awaited changes to the regulator’s legal framework.

Read more here.

Press release on the anti-corruption statement by professional bodies

(Law Society 11.5.16)

A group of professional bodies, spanning law and accountancy, today pledged to continue their work to tackle bribery, corruption, tax-evasion, money laundering and the financing of international terrorism, as leaders from across the world gather in London for an anti-corruption summit.

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Bar regulator has made “significant improvements”, says LSB’s report

(Bar Standards Board 10.5.16)

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has made "significant improvements" as a regulator since 2012-13, says the Legal Services Board (LSB)'s today in its Regulatory Standards Report for 2015-16 about the Bar regulator.

Read more here.

GMC publishes review of medical education & training in the East of England


The General Medical Council (GMC) has published its review following visits to medical education and training organisations in the East of England.  GMC inspectors visited medical schools, hospitals and GP surgeries who train doctors, as well as assessing Heath Education East of England, which oversees postgraduate training in the region.

Read more here.

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