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Strategic bodies: organisations that set national policy, based on legislation passed by government.

Regularoty bodies: have authority in law to ensure the standards set are achieved and can take enforcement action.

Advisory bodies: organisations with specific knowledge or expertise that give advice and opinion supporting policy and /or design standards.

General Dental Council

Regulator of workforce

This Body has the authority to discipline and strike off dentists who put people at risk or who fail to meet the body's professional and quality standards. It has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CQC which means relevant information that needs sharing will be disclosed between parties to ensure public safety. Some people in receipt of social care often have additional needs and it is important that dentists recognise and respond to these appropriately within their professional capacity.

General Medical Council (GMC)

Regulator of workforce

This Body has the authority to discipline and strike off doctors who put people at risk or fail to meet the appropriate professional and quality standards. It has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CQC which means relevant information that needs sharing will be disclosed between parties to ensure public safety. Some people in receipt of social care often have additional needs and it is important that dentists recognise and respond to these appropriately within their professional capacity.

General Pharmaceutical Council

Regulator of workforce

This Body has the authority to discipline and strike off pharmacists who put people at risk or who fail to meet the body's professional and quality standards. It has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CQC which means relevant information that needs sharing will be disclosed between parties to ensure public safety. Some people in receipt of social care often have additional needs and it is important that pharmacists recognise and respond to these appropriately within their professional capacity.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Regulator of workforce

This body has the authority to discipline and strike off registered professionals such as social workers, physiotherapists, psychologists and paramedics who put people at risk or who fail to meet the body's professional standards. The body has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CQC which means relevant information will be disclosed between parties to promote safety. Some people in receipt of social care often have additional needs that involve engagement with one or all of above and it is important that they recognise and respond to these appropriately within their professional capacity.

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Regulator of workforce

This Body has the authority to discipline and strike off nurses and midwives who put people at risk or fail to meet the appropriate professional and quality standards. It has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CQC which means relevant information that needs sharing will be disclosed between parties to ensure public safety. Some people in receipt of social care often have additional needs and it is important that nurses and midwives recognise and respond to these appropriately within their professional capacity.