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HealthChat with Professor Sir Mike Richards
Tue 1 March 2016, 17:30 – 20:30 GMT
The time has finally come. Professor Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission, is Roy Lilley's guest at our March HealthChat in what is certain to be a lively and effervescent evening.
The CQC is faced with complex and challenging issues - how to be an inspection-based guardian of standards in healthcare whilst that healthcare system itself is strained as never before by the perfect storm of exploding demand combined with flat financing. What is the vision of the Chief Inspector? Can that vision be fulfilled? Is inspection itself an effective means of driving quality? What results have been achieved? Are they worth the investment in the inspection regime? Is there an alternative? How can the CQC win the trust of the healthcare system it is designed to protect?
For any observer of the NHS in England, this is a box-office evening. One hesitates to use the word 'corners', but it is the equivalent of Lilley in the red trunks with silver tassles versus Sir Mike in the blue with gold trim for what will be a heavyweight verbal and intellectual contest.
Laydeees and Gentwoolmen..... Please book early for what is certain to be a sold out event very rapidly. The evening starts at 5.30pm with drinks for a 6pm HealthChat start and a drinks reception afterwards.