Doctors should not fund the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) through annual registration fees paid to the General Medical Council (GMC), the Medical Defence Union (MDU) has said.
The MDU made the comments in response to a Department of Health consultation on the funding of the PSA, the body which oversees the health profession’s regulators. The PSA reviews decisions made by fitness to practise panels and can refer them to court if they feel they are unduly lenient and do not protect the public.
At the moment, the PSA (formerly known as the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence or CHRE) is government funded, but the proposal is for it to be funded from a compulsory levy placed on the…
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