Westminster Health Forum

The future for professional healthcare regulation reform

Morning, Tuesday, 12th February 2019

Central London


This conference will be a timely opportunity to discuss the key issues for professional healthcare regulation reform in the UK - looking at standards, patient safety and the next steps for policy.

The seminar is timed to follow the Government’s expected response to Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation, which consulted on reforming the current regulatory system for healthcare professionals in the UK.

We expect discussion on options raised in the consultation for reducing the number of regulatory bodies and for designing a more responsive model of professional regulation.

Delegates will also assess the impact of service redesign on professional healthcare regulation, as Integrated Care Systems and new care models look to integrate care across England - as well as the role of the health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027 in improving standards.

Further sessions address how to ensure regulation keeps in pace with emerging roles such as Medical Associate Professionals (MAPs) and Physician Associates (PAs), following the Department of Health and Social Care introducing statutory regulation for PAs and physician assistants in anaesthesia.

The agenda also looks at priorities for addressing concerns around the rising cost of indemnity, with the Department of Health and Social Care set to introduce a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs from April 2019.

Keynote Speaker

Marc Seale

Chief Executive, Health and Care Professions Council

Keynote Speakers

Alan Clamp

Chief Executive, Professional Standards Authority

Marc Seale

Chief Executive, Health and Care Professions Council


Baroness Jolly

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for Health


Dr Paula Holt

Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean, College of Health and Social Care, University of Derby and Executive Member, Regulation, Executive Team, Council of Deans of Health

Dr Robert Hendry

Medical Director, Medical Protection Society