Government responds to consultation on reforming regulation

The government has today published its response to its Promoting professionalism; reforming regulation consultation.

Commenting to the announcement, Charlie Massey, Chief Executive of the GMC, said:

‘We welcome this long-awaited report and its emphasis on greater flexibility and autonomy for regulators. As the health and social care system grapples with building a sustainable workforce, regulation must be agile enough to adapt and respond to changing future demands rather than confined by an approach determined only by today’s challenges.

‘It has now been seven years since government first consulted on legislative reform. We look forward to a fully formed plan for taking those changes forward.’