Public consultation on proposals for change to health care professional regulation: Consultation response

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This paper responds to a report prepared by the Chief Medical Officer for England, Sir Liam Donaldson, on medical regulation, 'Good Doctors, Safer Patients' and the review by the Department of Health on the regulation of non-medical health care professions.

Overall, these reports have identified the central issues that must be resolved and have presented a mass of evidence and argument bearing on them. However, we believe more needs to be done to ensure there is a consistent overall framework for professional regulation.