Benefits of becoming a reflective practitioner

We have produced a joint statement with eight other healthcare regulators. This joint statement sets out our common expectations for health and care professionals to be reflective practitioners, engaging meaningfully in reflection and the benefits it brings.

Being a reflective practitioner benefits people using health and care services by:

  • supporting individual professionals in multi-disciplinary team work.
  • fostering improvements in practice and services.
  • assuring the public that health and care professionals are continuously learning and seeking to improve.

As well as expecting the people we regulate to be reflective practitioners, we also have a duty to consider our own actions, and their effect. We are committed to improving how we provide assurance and protection to the public. We do this continuously in our work, through evaluation, to reflect and make changes in what we do and how we work. This statement reflects the principles set out in each regulator's individual code of practice, professional standards or guidance on reflective practice.