Westminster Health Forum

Reform to professional healthcare regulation in the UK

Morning, Tuesday, 25th February 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will consider the next steps for reforming professional healthcare regulation in the UK - looking at:


  • Policy priorities moving forward,
  • The impact of changes to professional healthcare regulators, healthcare professionals and patients, and
  • Supporting the workforce and developing education and training.

This timely conference follows the government response to the Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation consultation which is looking at proposals for achieving a more responsive regulatory system and to modernise the fitness to practice process.


It is bringing together key stakeholders to assess the options in the consultation for:


  • Reducing the number of regulatory bodies,
  • Balancing greater autonomy for regulators with increased accountability, and
  • Ensuring flexibility for individual regulators whilst maintaining broadly consistent regulatory processes.

Speakers


There will be keynote contributions from John Barwick, Interim Chief Executive and Deputy Registrar, Health and Care Professions Council; Alan Clamp, Chief Executive, Professional Standards Authority; Professor Sheona MacLeod, Deputy Medical Director for Education Reform, Health Education England; Charlie Massey, Chief Executive, General Medical Council and Jon Restell, Chief Executive, Managers in Partnership.


Further confirmed speakers include: Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Protection Society; Nicola Hill, Kingsley Napley; Dr Paula Holt, College of Health and Council of Deans of Health: and Dr Matthew Tuck, BMA.


The agenda in summary


  • Opportunities for regulatory autonomy and streamlining the fitness to practice process;
  • The impact of the government response to Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation;
  • Fostering professionalism through education and training;
  • Priorities for the regulation of new roles in healthcare;
  • Assessing the future scope of regulation - risk, regulating managerial roles and individual and organisational accountability;
  • Maintaining standards going forward - ensuring accountability, supporting collaboration and improving flexibility;
  • Implementing reform - supporting the workforce, addressing indemnity costs and promoting a learning culture; and
  • Next steps in the reform of professional regulation.


Keynote Speakers

Professor Sheona MacLeod

Deputy Medical Director for Education Reform, Health Education England

Charlie Massey

Chief Executive, General Medical Council

Alan Clamp

Chief Executive, Professional Standards Authority

John Barwick

Interim Chief Executive and Deputy Registrar, Health and Care Professions Council

Keynote Speakers

Jon Restell

Chief Executive, Managers in Partnership

John Barwick

Interim Chief Executive and Deputy Registrar, Health and Care Professions Council

Professor Sheona MacLeod

Deputy Medical Director for Education Reform, Health Education England

Charlie Massey

Chief Executive, General Medical Council

Alan Clamp

Chief Executive, Professional Standards Authority

Chairs

Baroness Cumberlege

Independent Chair, National Maternity Review, NHS England

Rt Hon the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Speakers

Dr Judith Graham

Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and Deputy Director, Organisational Development, Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Nicola Hill

Partner and Head of Regulatory Practice Area, Kingsley Napley

Dr Paula Holt

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

Dr Rob Hendry

Medical Director, Medical Protection Society

Dr Matthew Tuck

Deputy Chair for Professional Issues, Junior Doctors Committee, BMA