Health: Accredited Voluntary Registers

House of Lords written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Masham of Ilton Baroness Masham of Ilton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of healthcare professionals that will be registered with assured voluntary registers accredited by the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence in each of the next three years.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) has been working with over 40 organisations, including existing voluntary registers of healthcare professionals, to develop its accreditation scheme.

We expect the CHRE's accreditation scheme to be operational and in a position to begin to accredit voluntary registers of healthcare professionals by the end of 2012.

Many existing voluntary registers have expressed an interest in applying for accreditation from the CHRE and a list of interested organisations can be found on CHRE's website at the following link: www.chre. org.uk/voluntaryregisters/421/.

The department has not made an assessment of the number of healthcare professionals that will be registered with an assured voluntary register at any particular time.

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