Press releases - Professional Regulatory September 2017

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Key press releases include those from the: GMC; CQC; GDC; CIPFA

Lawyers appointed to strengthen hearing process (MPTS 06.07.17)

More than 70 lawyers have been appointed to chair and assist tribunals where doctors’ fitness to practise has been called into question.  The 72 experienced barristers and solicitors have taken on the roles of Legally Qualified Chairs (LQCs) and Legal Assessors (LA) at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.  The recent recruitment aims to manage hearings more effectively.

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The state of adult social care services 2014 to 2017 report published (Care and Quality Commission 06.07.17)

In a national report published today, we've presented the findings from our comprehensive programme of adult social care inspections.

This is the first time such focused analysis on a national scale has been possible, following the introduction of our new regulatory regime for adult social care in October 2014.

Since then, we've carried out more than 33,000 inspections of around 24,000 different services. We've rated them as Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate overall and under five key questions – whether they're safe, effective, caring and well-led – so that everyone is clear about our judgements.

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Executive Director of Strategy at the GDC responds to Professional Standards Authority's 2016/17 report (General Dental Council 30.06.17)

The Professional Standards Authority ​published a report on 30 June 2017, titled: ​Review of Professional Regulation and Registration with Annual Report and Accounts 2016/2017.

Matthew Hill, Executive Director, Strategy at the General Dental Council, commented on the report.

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Five behaviours at the heart of CIPFA’s revised professional ethics standard (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy 13.07.17)

Professional ethics play a crucial role in the public finance sector, as they do in all walks of life. At the heart of CIPFA’s newly revised standard on professional ethics are five fundamental principles: integrity, objectivity, due care, confidentiality and professional behaviour.

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Planning for reform of dental regulation in a period of uncertainty: GDC publishes its annual report for 2016 (General Dental Council 11.07.17)

The regulator of dental professionals, the General Dental Council (GDC) today (Tuesday 11 July) publishes its Annual Report and Accounts for 2016. The annual report gives details of achievements and activities in 2016 and the GDC’s ambitions for the coming years as it continues with the second year of a three-year roadmap and presses ahead with improvements to dental regulation set out in Shifting the balance: a better, fairer system of dental regulation.

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GMC publishes action plan to improve revalidation (GMC press release 20.07.17)

The General Medical Council (GMC) has today unveiled a plan to implement the recommendations in Sir Keith Pearson’s report –Taking Revalidation Forward – published earlier this year.

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