The Government has recently published a White Paper entitled “Trust, Assurance and Safety, The Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21st Century” which outlines the way forward on health professional regulation. This White Paper follows an extensive public consultation exercise involving over 2,700 responses, including petitions, on the findings of the reviews of medical and non-medical regulation of health care in the United Kingdom.
These reviews also involved consultation with both advisory groups and a call for ideas which resulted in over 250 responses. In addition, three pieces of research were commissioned for these reviews that focused on improving the impact on professionals and improving public safety. Research conducted for us by MORI considered public attitudes to medical regulation and revalidation.