Regulation: Public Protection or Professional Burden?
Join leading figures in an important debate about the future of healthcare regulation.
Regulation exists in many forms and is stated purpose is always to protect the public.
The Hampton review (2005) Reducing administrative burdens: effective inspection and enforcement proposed that regulation needs to be:
- proportionate to the risk that it seeks to mitigate
- accountable, to ensure that all those with an interest are able to influence it
- consistent, so that it does not unreasonably place a heavier burden on any particular sector
- transparent, so that its activities can be scrutinised effectively
- targeted, to avoid blanket approaches that impose regulatory burdens unnecessarily.
Many health professionals, however, experience long delays in the consideration of their cases.
In this debate, Jackie Smith, Chief Executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council will be presenting the case for regulation and Peter Carter, former Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nursing will be considering the impact of regulation on individual practitioners.
Professor Warren Turner, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the School of Health and Social Care, will chair the Debate.
Tea and coffee will be available from 5:30pm. The debate will start promptly at 6pm and will run (including audience participation) until 8pm, after which there will be networking and food.
Jackie Smith, Chief Executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council
Peter Carter, former Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nursing