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Government proposals to reform healthcare professional regulation
Government proposals to reform healthcare professional regulation

The UK Department of Health & Social Care has published its response to the consultation on Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation.

In the response, the Government has said it will introduce new legislation will enable healthcare regulator’s fitness to practise cases to be resolved more quickly.

There is recognition that the current legislation that governs the UK regulatory bodies is bureaucratic, inflexible and has led to complex and inefficient systems.  These include:

Healthcare regulators support reflective practitioners across healthcare
Healthcare regulators support reflective practitioners across healthcare by Stephen McCaffrey, Healthcare Barrister

The leaders of nine healthcare regulators have signed a joint statement to stress the benefits of good reflection among healthcare professionals.

Independent review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide in medical practice
Independent review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide in medical practice by Stephen McCaffrey, GMC Barrister

Doctors being investigated after the death of a patient should expect official investigations to take into account their working environments and pressures GMC-commissioned review “Independent review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide in medical practice” concludes.