565. External regulation of the profession.

565.     External regulation of the profession.

The Health and Care Professions Council1 is subject to the oversight of the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care2 and must in the exercise of its functions co-operate with that Council3.

Where it considers the decision to be unduly lenient, or that it should not have been made, and that it would be desirable for the protection of members of the public4, the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care has power to refer to the High Court a direction of the conduct and competence committee of the Health