The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (previously known as The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence), scrutinises and oversees the work of the nine health and care regulators.
The PSA shares good practice and knowledge with the regulators, conducts research and audits the regulator's fitness to practise process.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
HCPTS is part of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
The HCPC is a statutory regulator of 16 health and care professions. It maintains a Register of the professionals who meet their standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. It is responsible for setting and upholding those standards, and certifying the educational programmes that train professionals.