At the end of 2017 the Department of Health consulted on the regulation of four types of medical associate profession. The consultation proposed the statutory regulation of physician associates (PAs) and sought further information on statutory regulation of Physician's Assistants (Anaesthesia) (PA(A)s). However it proposed not introducing further regulation for Surgical Care Practitioners (SCPs) and Advanced Critical Care Practitioners (ACCPs) at present. This came while DH and the NMC were also consulting on the upcoming regulation of Nursing Associates.
On 21 April, the Department of Health ('DH') launched a consultation on the proposed changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Council's midwifery regulation and fitness to practise processes. In addition to seeking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the NMC's fitness to practise processes, it is intended that the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 will be amended to remove the additional tier of regulation provided by Local Supervising Authorities who are required by statute to supervise midwives in their area and investigate cases of misconduct or lack of competence.
Law Commission: Regulation Of Health And Social Care Professionals In England - Types Of Registration
The Law Commission report ('the report') recommends standardising the types of registration each regulator grants. This piece provides some of the background to the proposal for the new legal
Consultation on Introducing the Statutory Duty of Candour for health and care providers registered with the CQC
On 26 March 2014 the DoH published its consultation paper "Introducing the Statutory Duty of Candour – A consultation on proposals to introduce a new CQC registration regulation" ("the