The future of medical self-regulation in the United Kingdom – Renegotiating the state–profession bargain?

Davies, Mark (2014) The future of medical self-regulation in the United Kingdom – Renegotiating the state–profession bargain? Medical Law International, 14 (4). pp. 236-265. ISSN 0968-5332

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Abstract

In April 2014, the Law Commission published its report, Regulation of Health Care Professionals and Regulation of Social Care Professionals in England. This provides a timely reminder that medical regulation remains potentially problematic and contentious. In this article, I review the origins of the so-called state–medical profession bargain created in 1858, the history of its effectiveness, or lack of effectiveness, and the extent to which recent regulatory developments and the Law Commission proposals constitute significant renegotiation of the bargain. I conclude by considering whether the proposal may even represent the beginnings of state imposition of a new bargain, in which other health-care professions might significantly challenge the traditional dominance of doctors.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: K Law
Depositing User: Mark Davies
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2016 14:49
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 17:16
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/59938

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