Morning, Tuesday, 25th February 2020
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.
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.