Save Face gets accredited by Professional Standards Authority

Save Face has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for Health and Social Care.

The PSA is responsible for overseeing the nine statutory bodies that regulate health and social care professionals in the UK and for accrediting registers of other health and care practitioners. The Accredited Registers programme was set up to provide assurance on the standards of registers of unregulated health and care occupations.

The quality mark means that that Save Face has met the Authority’s standards in the areas of governance, setting standards, education and training, managing the register, providing information and complaints handling. 

As an Accredited Register, Save Face is now part of a programme recognised by the Government, The Department of Health, NHS England, The Care Quality Commission and Health Education England. 

Save Face clinical director Emma Davies said, "I am extremely proud of the progress Save Face has made. We are the first body to take the Keogh and HEE recommendations and successfully implement a model to apply them, pretty much from a standing start a mere two years ago. We recognise there is more to be done, and with the same effort and determination, we will continue to apply ourselves to deliver what is required, and to work with government, regulators and the media to build a safer landscape for the public.'’