Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence
The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) is a UK health regulatory body set up under the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002. It is an independent non-departmental public body, funded by the Department of Health and answerable to Parliament.
The Council was set up to co-ordinate standards and good practice amongst the bodies responsible for regulating the healthcare professions in the UK, in the wake of the Kennedy Report into paediatric cardiac surgical services at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. It commenced its work in April 2003.
The regulatory bodies covered by CHRE are:
- General Chiropractic Council 
- General Dental Council
- General Medical Council
- General Optical Council
- General Osteopathic Council 
- Health Professions Council
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
- Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland 
- General Pharmaceutical Council
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