Press releases - Professional Regulatory February 2018

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Independent doctors to be rated by the Care Quality Commission (Department of Health 03.01.18)

Healthcare inspections in England will be ‘future-proofed’ to cover new apps and digital healthcare.

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Working together to reduce duplication in general practice (Care Quality Commission 11.01.18)

We have worked with NHS England, supported by NHS Clinical Commissioners, to develop a joint working framework. This will help us work more effectively together and reduce duplication in the regulation and oversight of general practice.

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GPhC seeks reforms to improve assurance for patients and support professionalism of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians (General Pharmaceutical Council 24.01.18)

The General Pharmaceutical Council has responded to the Department of Health and Social Care’s consultation Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation.

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HCPC supports Government proposals for statutory regulation of Physician Associates (PAs) (HCPC 12.12.17)

The HCPC has today published its response to the Department of Health’s consultation on the regulation of medical associate professions (MAPs) in the UK.

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GOC launches Education Strategic Review concepts and principles consultation13 Dec 2017 (GOC 13.12.17)

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published a consultation on the concepts and principles that could underpin optical education and training in the future, as part of its Education Strategic Review.  The consultation considers a series of ways of helping to ensure future optometrists and dispensing opticians are supported to be safe, confident and competent new practitioners in an optical sector where patient need, service delivery and business models are changing fast.

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