03 Jun 2020
In the latest episode of the Taking care podcast, Professor Kieran Walshe discusses the purpose of regulating health professionals and what kind of problems this regulation hopes to fix .
He highlights that regulators have choices and opportunities in their work to ensure safe and high-quality healthcare for the public—and these choices can be very important.
‘Regulators must constantly focus on their overall mission and purpose, whilst dealing with the processes of their essential functions: registering people, ensuring education is fit for purpose, dealing with concerns and problems, for example,’ according to Professor Walshe.
Kieran Walshe is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Alliance Manchester Business School, and Director of Health and Care Research Wales. He has experience in health policy, health management and health services research. His current research is mainly focused on reforms to health professions regulation, on the use of inspection and rating in the regulation of healthcare organisations and services; and on organisational capabilities and processes for improvement.
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