Health Professions: Regulation

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th January 2022.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the recent IPEM briefing paper entitled A new regulatory framework for clinical technologists and the matter of the potential risk of patient harm by medical professionals who are not statutorily regulated.

Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the statutory regulation of clinical technologists following publication of the IPEM briefing paper entitled A new regulatory framework for clinical technologists in October 2021.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

We have no current plans to regulate clinical technologists. However, we keep the list of professions subject to statutory regulation under review. On 6 January 2022, we launched a public consultation on the criteria for determining when statutory regulation of a healthcare profession is appropriate. The consultation is open until 31 March 2022 and we will consider its findings in due course.

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