GPhC welcomes regulatory reform consultation
A newly launched Department of Health consultation on the regulation of healthcare professionals provides an opportunity for a â€˜robust and openâ€™ discussion, the General Pharmaceutical Council has said.Â
The UKâ€™s â€œcomplex and outdatedâ€ regulatory landscape must change to protect patients and support healthcare professionals, the DH said as it launched the consultation. The DH is seeking views on proposals aimed at designing a â€œflexible model of professional regulation that secures public trust, fosters professionalism and improves clinical practice, while also being adaptable to future developments in healthcare.â€
GPhC chief executive Duncan Rudkin said the DH consultation â€œprovides the opportunity to have a robust, open and wide-ranging discussion about how regulation can best protect and assure patients and the public, and support the professionalism of all health professionals.â€
The GPhC â€œhas a clear vision for the role and purpose of regulation,â€ Mr Rudkin says, and is â€œpleased that the objectives set out in the governmentâ€™s consultation align closely with our own strategic plan.â€Â
â€œWe intend to play an active part in the discussions about developing a future approach to regulation, which must have the interests of patients and the public at its heart,â€ Mr Rudkin added.
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