Creating the long-lasting change we need to see won’t be easy, but together we can create the conditions that will make that possible.

We know from our 2017 research that sometimes people can receive different outcomes based on who they are – for example, professionals from ethnic minority backgrounds are more likely to be referred to us for fitness to practise. We want to understand why there are these differences and, where unfairness arises, take action to stop it.

Now we’re delving deeper into the data we hold to better understand how different groups are affected by our processes. Our data, and our collaboration with partners will enable us to influence decisions that support and develop the future health and social care workforce, leaving nobody behind.

We set standards for a professional culture that values equality, diversity and inclusion.