Council for healthcare regulatory excellence

The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) was a Health and Social Care Act 2012 section 222.

The Authority oversees statutory bodies that regulate health and social care professionals in the UK. The Authority 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.

The Authority share good practice and knowledge, conduct research and introduce new ideas to the health and social care sector including the 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 Authority 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 Authority are committed to being impartial, fair, accessible and consistent in the application of their values.

The regulatory bodies covered by the Authority are:

External links

  • Professional Standards Authority website
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