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Professional Standards Authority Details

The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) oversees statutory bodies that regulate health and social care professionals in the UK. They assess their performance, conduct audits, scrutinise their decisions and report to Parliament. They also set standards for organisations holding voluntary registers for health and social care occupations and accredit those that meet them.

They share good practice and knowledge, conduct research and introduce new ideas to our sector including our concept of right-touch regulation. They monitor policy developments in the UK and internationally and provide advice on issues relating to professional standards in health and social care.

The PSA does this to promote the health, safety and well-being of users of health and social care services and the public. They are accountable to the UK Parliament. The PSA values are at the heart of who they are and what they do. The PSA are committed to being impartial, fair, accessible and consistent in the application of our values.