The future for professional healthcare regulation reform
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.