Ethics for Healthcare Regulators: Annex to 'Striking the Balance: Upholding the 7 Principles in Regulation

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This report deals with the ethical standards adopted by regulators within the healthcare sector. It has been commissioned by the Committee on Standards in Public Life. The meaning of ‘ethical standards’ for this purpose is based on the Seven Principles of Public Life: - selflessness, integrity, objectivity, openness, accountability, leadership and honesty (the Seven Principles).
While the report provides recommendations on healthcare regulation in general, within that, six healthcare regulators were chosen for particular examination. These are:
 The Care Quality Commission (CQC)
 Healthwatch England (HWE)
 The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA)
 The General Medical Council (GMC)
 The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
 The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)
This report focuses on NHS healthcare provision, although its contents will have wider application to healthcare funded through other means such as insurance or private funding.
The geographical extent of the report is England but its recommendations may be of interest to healthcare regulators in other countries.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherHM Government
Commissioning bodyCommittee on Standards in Public Life
Number of pages41
ISBN (Print)978-1474136945, 16081677
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2016

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