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External consultation (Department of Health): Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation

18 December 2017

This consultation seeks views on what we need to do to protect the public as much as possible and at the same time support the development of the workforce.

The proposed model of professional regulation will:

  • secure public trust
  • improve clinical practice
  • adapt to developments in healthcare

This consultation is part of the commitment to reform the system of regulation of healthcare professions.

The responses will allow the government to consider future options for the development of regulation of healthcare professionals in the UK.

More information can be found here:

The consultation document can be found here:

Getting involved

The Society is reliant upon the expert psychological expertise of our members in order to provide evidence based responses to a whole range of stakeholders including Government departments and Policy decision makers.

If you are interested in contributing to this, please send your comments to Hannah Farndon ([email protected]) who is leading the Society’s response, by Monday 8th January using the form below.

Please note:

  • The Society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the Society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties /Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments

If you have any queries at all - please do not hesitate to get in touch.


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