Press releases - Professional Regulatory July 2017

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Key press releases include those from the: BSB, GPhC, GMC and NMC.

BSB publishes consultation on new declaration rules for barristers (Bar Standards Board 12.06.17)

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published a consultation on a new set of proposals to require barristers to declare a range of information about their practice to the regulator every year when applying for their practising certificate.

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GPhC Council approves guidance on religion, personal values and beliefs (GPhc press release 22.06.17)

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has published new guidance to help pharmacy professionals when their religion, personal values or beliefs might impact on their willingness to provide certain services.

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GMC statement on the Queen's Speech (General Medical Council 21.06.17)

GMC Chief Executive Charlie Massey responds to proposals outlined in the Queen's Speech

Charlie Massey, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, said:

‘We welcome the Government’s commitment to bring forward draft legislation that will give statutory independence to a new Health Service Safety Investigation Body (HSSIB). That status will enable HSSIB to drive real change in patient safety across England. We are already working with the HSSIB in its current form to deliver our shared aspiration for a healthcare system that learns from its mistakes in the interests of patients, healthcare professionals and the wider system.

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New figures show an increase in numbers of nurses and midwives leaving the professions (Nursing and Midwifery Council 03.07.17)

NMC registration data published today

New figures that we’ve published today show an increase in the number of nurses and midwives leaving our register while at the same time, numbers joining have slowed down. This has resulted in an overall reduction in the numbers of nurses and midwives registered to work in the UK.

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