The Law Commission have today published the findings of a consultation they carried out,
which reviewed the UK law relating to the regulation of health care professionals and in England only, regulation of social workers.
More specifically, the consultation looked at the registration process, how standards inside these professions are set, investigations into fitness to practice, government involvement and accountability of regulators inside the sector.
The consultation also details a draft Bill, which creates a single legal framework for all the regulators of social and health care professionals. This Bill was announced today, too. If the Bill is approved in the future, it will replace all other legislation which encompasses regulation in this context. the Bill is designed to simplify the existing law and allow government and regulating bodies more power to oversee standards of practice, amongst other things.
The summary explains the Law Commissions’ recommendations and what the Bill…