12 / 3 / 2015 Midnight
The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) on 12 March 2015 published their report on the Accredited Registers programme - 'Ensuring health and care practitioners are competent and safe (March 2015)'.
The report describes the success of the Accredited Registers programme which was set up two years ago. It explains how Accredited Registers are helping to provide care and improve the health of patients and service users and shows that they have the capacity to do much more.
The Government programme promotes safety and quality in a wide range of health and care services across the UK. The extra level of assurance the programme offers means that commissioners and employers can be confident that they are recruiting competent and trustworthy practitioners from these registers.
The PSA's quality mark is a sign that the practitioners belong to a register which meets high standards in relation to governance arrangements, standard setting, education and training, management of their register, complaints handling, and information.
There are currently 17 accredited registers, covering 63,000 practitioners across a wide range of occupations. Information about the role of the PSA, their accredited registers programme, and the list of accredited organisations can be found on our web pages.