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Change ahead for the Accredited Registers programme following public consultation

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has today published a report titled The future shape of the Accredited Registers programme

In the report, the PSA present analysis of the responses received to the consultation and explore core themes which have emerged, including:

  • Recognition of the importance of a system of assurance for unregulated health and care roles being embedded within the wider system
  • Support for us to take greater account of public interest and risks of harm when deciding which registers are eligible for accreditation, whilst preserving patient choice
  • The introduction of a sustainable funding model for the programme and a more proportionate assessment cycle.

Commenting on the report, PSA Chief Executive Alan Clamp said:

The Accredited Registers programme is an important part of the regulatory landscape, allowing the public, employers and other users of healthcare services to make informed choices when receiving treatment from a healthcare practitioner not regulated by law.

“Thanks to the views of those who responded to the consultation, and to other stakeholders, we are now in a stronger position than ever to redefine what a good voluntary system of assurance looks like.”

Full PSA report

AAPT response to the consultation

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