Healthcare regulation post Francis: the Care Quality Commission, Patient Care and Quality and Safety

Category: Foundation - General

Date: June 11th 2013

Location: Central London


Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar


This seminar will focus on the key issues surrounding quality and safety in the reformed NHS following the publication of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry and the initial Government response, which has set out new measures for a ‘culture of compassion’.

Delegates will discuss the future shape and role of regulation and what more can be done to improve patient safety, as well as the CQC’s strategy Raising standards, putting people first - which sets out priorities for the next three years. They will also consider the impact of integrating health and social care on quality and safety, and the role of new commissioning bodies and Foundation Trusts in safeguarding patient care.

The meeting will bring key policymakers from Government and Parliament together with senior stakeholders representing those working in the NHS and more widely in health and social care, businesses and their advisors, service users, leading academics and commentators, and other interested parties.

The draft agenda is available to view online here. The seminar is organised on the basis of strict impartiality by the Westminster Health Forum.


Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, Chair, Health Select Committee and Secretary of State for Health (1995-1997) and David Prior, Chairman, CQC


Janet Davies, RCN; Mike Farrar, NHS Confederation; Ann Lloyd, Patients Association; Claire Murdoch, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust; Dr Mark Porter, BMA; Jackie Smith, Nursing and Midwifery Council; Dr Judith Smith, Nuffield Trust and Andrea Sutcliffe, SCIE

Chaired by:

Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, Secretary of State for Health (1992-1995) and Baroness Pitkeathley, Chair, Professional Standards Authority


This seminar will present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties, and is CPD certified (more details).

Booking arrangements:

To book places, please use our online booking form.

Please pay in advance by credit card on 01344 864796.  

Options and charges are as follows:
  • Places at Healthcare regulation post Francis: the Care Quality Commission, patient care and quality and safety (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £190 plus VAT;
  • Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are £80 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.
For those who cannot attend:
  • Copies of the briefing document, including full transcripts of all speeches and the questions and comments sessions and further articles from interested parties, will be available approximately 7 days after the event for £95 plus VAT;
  • Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT.

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