Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence

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Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence

A regulatory UK council which oversees the decisions of the GMC Fitness to Practise Panels, which are empowered to appeal a case to the High Court if they feel a Panel has been unduly lenient, made an error in law, and/or the GMC has “under-prosecuted” the case.
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At the most recent NMC council meeting, the council agreed upon the corporate plan for the coming year, against the backdrop of the CHRE strategic review.
Contrast the speculation about likely pressures on GOC budgets by the announcement that the CHRE will become self-funding (by charging a levy on individual regulators) with the almost unnoticed announcement of the demise of the recently formed Office of the Health Professions Adjudicator (OHPA) before it had managed to get into full swing.
Nevertheless, the effect of this could well lead to the GOC passing on its levy to the CHRE to its registrants--optometrists, dispensing opticians and others.
The CHRE also recommended that the GOC retains the records of its registrants who have been suspended or erased from the registers.
Since 2001, the GMC and other health regulators have been answerable to the CHRE following the Harold Shipman case.
The NMC has stated that a new Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) audit report on fitness to practise systems does not reflect the improvements that it has already made since the CHRE report to the minister in 2008.
Since it was created in 2003, the CHRE has taken only one of the GOC's fitness to practise cases to appeal.
Speaking on the occasion, the director of the CHRE, Samson Salamat stressed the need to erase the aberrations created by the military rulers and to return to M.
The driving force being fear that the CHRE will criticise them for not being tough enough.
The NMC has reported that the increase in registrants' fees in 2007 from an annual payment of 43 [pounds sterling] to 76 [pounds sterling] has been invested in developing its new IT-based fitness to practise (FtP) case management system, as recommended by the CHRE in its review.