ARDL Seminar – Telling patients the truth when something has gone wrong: the role of regulation in embedding candour among healthcre professionals

Date: 5 March 2019

This seminar will explore the barriers to professionals being candid, what means professional regulators have tried to embed candour among their registrants and thoughts on how a culture of candour can prevail in healthcare. The session will be based on the Professional Standards Authority’s recent research into candour and fitness to practise case studies.



Paul Ozin QC, Chair of ARDL’s Seminar Committee and ARDL’s Vice-Chair

Paul Ozin QC specialises principally in the fields of financial and business crime, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and related public law and civil actions. He is an established writer and speaker in those fields. He is consistently ranked in the leading legal directories in both regulatory and financial crime categories. He leads the 23 Essex Street Regulatory and Disciplinary team.



Christine Braithwaite, Director of Standards and Policy, Professional Standards Authority

Christine Braithwaite is Director of Standards and Policy at the PSA. She leads the team responsible for providing advice on regulation, setting standards, developing research and encouraging learning and debate. She is also the PSA’s external relations lead.

Christine has previously worked as Head of Investigations and Enforcement at the Care Quality Commission and headed the Healthcare Commission’s healthcare infection inspection programme. She also worked for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. She holds a masters in law.

Christine is currently a member of a research and ethics committee for the Health Research Authority and sits as a lay panel member on the Bar Standards Board’s professional conduct committee.


Michael Warren, Policy Adviser, Professional Standards Authority

Michael Warren is a Policy Advisor at the Professional Standards Authority. At the Authority he has worked on a variety policy projects from fitness to practise allegation categorisation to the influence of regulation on professional identity. He also assisted Harry Cayton in his recent inquiry of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia for the Minster of Health of British Columbia. He was previously a Management Consultant at Accenture in the Health and Public Service and Project Co-ordinator at the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Health.



Registration: 5.30 pm

Seminar: 6.00 pm

A drinks and canapes reception will follow the seminar.


We hope you can make it.
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