Westminster Health Forum

Reform to professional healthcare regulation in the UK


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

Areas for discussion include:

  • Policy priorities moving forward following government response to consultation and as the new parliament begins its work,
  • 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.

Speakers and chairs

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 Judith Graham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust; Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Protection Society; Nicola Hill, Kingsley Napley; Dr Paula Holt, University of Derby and Council of Deans of Health; Dr Rinesh Parmar, The Doctors’ Association UK and Dr Matthew Tuck, BMA.

The chairs are Baroness Cumberlege, Independent Chair, National Maternity Review, NHS England and Rt Hon the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.

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.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Health Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates