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Title: Regulation and control of health care professionals
Author: Cornock, Marc
ISNI:       0000 0004 2751 700X
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis is concerned with the regulation and control of health care professionals. In particular it examines the current regulation to which health care professionals are subject. The hypothesis put forward by this thesis is that the regulation of health care professionals is not fit for purpose. Fit for purpose being defined as satisfying the need for public protection and patient safety, its primary aim, but also enabling to the health care professional by allowing them autonomy to undertake their practice. In examining its hypothesis, the thesis provides an analysis of the nature of a health care professional as well as determining the context within which health care professionals undertake their professional practice. The regulation of health care professionals is analysed through a framework of five elements of regulation that are considered necessary for regulation to achieve its primary aim. These five elements are: protection of titles and registration education for initial registration clinical competence standards for performance and, fitness to practise. Consideration is given to proposals for reform of the regulation of health care professionals, that are yet to be introduced. The thesis finds that some of the elements of regulation are individually fit for purpose but that the current regulation of health care professionals is not fit for purpose as a whole. Recommendations are put forward to improve the effectiveness of regulation. The scope of this thesis is limited to that of health care within England.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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