Central Law Training’s Regulation of Healthcare Professionals Conference has been a regular autumn fixture since 2005. While the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence won’t be making an appearance on the 2018 agenda, topics such as fitness to practise and sanctions are a constant.

In 2018, we’re pleased to introduce new sessions, new speakers and new hot topics to provide even greater value to those attending. Whether you are a first-time attendee or a regular, there are plenty of reasons to put the date in your diary.

The comprehensive agenda will bring you up to date with recent statutory, jurisprudential and procedural developments. Highlights include:

  • The latest on gross negligence manslaughter convictions with Mary O’Rourke QC, who will bring you up to speed on the GMC’s appeal in the case of Dr Bawa-Garba. Mary is a sought-after specialist in clinical negligence and professional discipline. She undertook her first case at the GMC in 1986 and has consistently been representing doctors before the GMC since then in every type of hearing and before every type of Panel or Committee.
  • Challenges to disciplinary proceedings on discrimination grounds under the Equality Act with Ivan Hare QC. This session will cover Michalak v GMC, boundaries of challenge and implications for regulators and registrants. Benefit from Ivan’s insight gained from appearing in many of the leading cases on the regulation of healthcare professionals.
  • Panel Determinations: a perspective directly from the Professional Standards Authority with David Gomez. David will talk about key issues arising from determinations reviewed by the Authority and provide practical tips for legal advisers to Fitness to Practise Panels.
  • An exploration of how disciplinary cases outside the healthcare profession may be relevant for your own practice. Paul Ozin QC discusses the impact of Ivey v Genting on dishonesty and of Wingate v SRA; SRA v Malins on integrity.

The conference is a unique opportunity to learn from and network with legal advisors practising in this specialist area of law: benefit from the experience of a diverse panel of leading practitioners, including four QCs, with opportunities to ask questions.

The conference takes place in central London on Thursday 27 September 2018. To see the full agenda and to book your place, visit https://www.clt.co.uk/conference/regulation-of-healthcare-professionals-conference-2018/.