This webinar will take place on April 20, 2021 at 20:00 UTC (3:00 pm U.S. Central Time). It may be helpful for you to reference the Time and Date website to check your local time for this event; if you do not see your city listed, try clicking on the link for your continental region listed just above the city list. The duration of the webinar is 1 hour.
Be kinder? The challenge of humanizing medical regulation in a post- COVID world
Medical regulation rightly has patient and public protection at the heart of its work. However, we also know that regulation can have a devastating impact on the stress, health and well-being of doctors, particularly when they are under investigation. This is undoubtedly exacerbated by COVID-19 and lockdowns that have had a huge impact on the mental health of doctors and the community more widely. This webinar will explore work underway to humanize medical regulation. What have doctors under investigation told us about the experience? What does humane regulation mean? And how should we respond as medical regulators across the world particularly in the emerging post-Covid world?
This webinar will be chaired by Martin Fletcher, CEO of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and member of the IAMRA Management Committee.
The lead speaker will be Anna Van Der Gaag, former Chair of the Health and Care Professions Council (UK), and now with an academic appointment at University of Surrey. Ms. Van Der Gaag will be speaking to kindness in regulation - what it means, why it is important, and the growth of ‘relational regulation’.
Panelists include: Susan Biggar, National Engagement Advisor for AHPRA – Ms. Biggar will speak to doctors under investigation – what have they told us about their experience and what have we done about it; and Dr. Heidi Oetter, Registrar of the College of Physician and Surgeons of British Columbia (Can) and Chair-elect of IAMRA – Dr. Oetter will speak to how medical regulators are humanizing regulatory processes, especially in the post COVID environment.
For more information, please contact the IAMRA Secretariat.