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Professional healthcare regulation in the UK - next steps for reform, patient safety, regulatory structures, fitness to practise and learning from the pandemic

Morning, Tuesday, 5th July 2022

This conference will discuss the next steps for professional healthcare regulation in the UK.

It is being structured as an opportunity to consider:

  • issues emerging from the Government’s consultations on regulating healthcare professionals
  • measures in the Health and Social Care Act aimed at simplifying and modernising the legal framework for the regulation of health and care professions
  • the impact of the pandemic on the landscape for professional healthcare regulation

Overall, areas for discussion include:

  • priorities - changes in the approach to regulation ◦ placing patient safety at the heart of any new regulatory model
  • reform - stakeholder perspectives on proposals ◦ development of overarching criteria for regulation ◦ improving regulatory efficiency
  • impact - supporting regulated professionals to deliver high quality care ◦ preparing the workforce for the challenges of the future ◦ the role of regulatory reforms
  • safety - aligning reform with patient safety policy ◦ developing the role of regulation in promoting safe practices
  • education & training - next steps for providers ◦ quality assurance ◦ improving professionalism, leadership & delivery of new healthcare models
  • streamlining regulators - options & impact ◦ ensuring that there is capacity for any proposed changes to be effectively delivered
  • fitness to practise - assessing the future ◦ implications and priorities for health & wellbeing
  • the pandemic - how it has affected the landscape for healthcare regulation ◦ how to safeguard positive regulatory developments in upcoming reforms

We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from Charlie Massey, Chief Executive and Registrar, General Medical Council; and Alan Clamp, Chief Executive, Professional Standards Authority.

The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from the DHSC.

Keynote Speaker

Alan Clamp

Chief Executive, Professional Standards Authority

Keynote Speakers

Charlie Massey

Chief Executive and Registrar, General Medical Council

Alan Clamp

Chief Executive, Professional Standards Authority


Paul Forsyth

President, Association of Anaesthesia Associates

Joe Rafferty

Chief Executive, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Helen Hughes

Chief Executive, Patient Safety Learning

Dr Marie Bryce

Senior Research Fellow, Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research (CAMERa), Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth

Dr Rob Hendry

Medical Director, Medical Protection Society

Peter Walsh

Chief Executive, Action Against Medical Accidents

Dr Caroline Fryar

Director of Medical Services, Medical Defence Union