Statutory regulation

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The main purpose of the statutory regulators is to protect the public. This is done by holding registers of individuals who meet the standards of education, training, professional skills, behaviour and health. Scrutiny and oversight of the nine regulators is provided by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Employers are responsible for checking that a person's registration allows them to be employed in a particular role before they start work, and that they maintain appropriate registration to practise.

Each regulator has its own systems to enable you to check their registers and have detailed processes of how to alert them if you have concerns about an individuals fitness to practise. You can find these on the websites below.

The professional regulators

The Professional Standards Authority  oversees the professional regulators and works with them to improve the way that professionals are regulated. The PSA also have powers to accredit voluntary registers and have produced Standards for members of NHS Boards and clinical commissioning group governing bodies in England. This is available on the PSA website

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