QLLM320 The Regulation of the Health Systems in the UK (Sem 2)
This module examines the regulation of healthcare organisations and institutions the development of its law as an established discipline, with its own principles, policy imperatives and specialist jurisprudence, and the far-reaching changes of the past two decades. The student will be introduced to the structure and governance of the NHS and the related social care system, the regulators (including Monitor and the Care Quality Commission) and to the law and practice of their governance processes, within those of the NHS, in public-private partnerships, and in the independent private sector. The relationship between healthcare and social care, and the relationships between the NHS and local government in health and well-being, will be explored. The module will appeal to law graduates, practising lawyers, healthcare professionals and those seeking to work in a regulatory capacity or to undertake many of the key roles within a healthcare tribunal setting.
The aim is to provide an understanding of the regulatory and organisational principles governing health systems in the UK, and the associated regulatory objectives and law, and to provide the necessary tools to work in the field. In particular, the student will acquire a roadmap for his or her future engagement with the subject, primarily by learning to recognise the structure of the regulators’ governing legislation, exploring the key legal issues and areas of controversy. Relevant policy will be analysed, and . The module will focus on UK law, but will draw in comparative materials and EU law as appropriate.
Mode of Assessment
2.15 hour exam