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The government first set out its plans for Health Education England (HEE) in Liberating the NHS: developing the healthcare workforce: from design to delivery in January 2012. HEE is responsible for t
General Medical Council and General Council of Medical Education and Registration of the United Kingdom
The General Medical Council, formerly the General Council of Medical Education and Registration of the United Kingdom, is the independent statutory body established by Parliament in 1858 to regulate t
The Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine (CPSM) was established in 1960 to supervise boards that represented health professions, including chiropodists/podiatrists, clinical scientists, d
The General Nursing Council was established in 1920 by the Nurses Registration Act of 1919. The council was required to maintain a register of nurses.
The General Optical Council is the independent statutory body established by Parliament to regulate optometrists, and is overseen by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
The General Social Care Council was an independent statutory body established by the Care Standards Act 2000 to regulate the social care profession.