Inquiry into the Review of the Professional Qualifications Directive: Mobility of healthcare professionals
21 Jun 2011
Evidence from the Medical Protection Society
Patient safety has always been intrinsic to MPS and one of our strategic objectives is to help members through education to prevent avoidable harm to patients. We offer comprehensive education and risk management programmes, including lectures at medical schools, hospitals and other healthcare organisations; publications focusing on common pitfalls of practice and promoting best clinical practice; and a risk management consultancy, advisory and training service.
MPS welcomes the Committee’s inquiry into the mobility of health professionals in light of the European Commissions’ review of the Professional Qualifications Directive. Professional mobility raises a number of complex points relating to redress for patients and access to justice if things go wrong.
Our response focuses on the question of the practical impact of the proposals, particularly the availability of redress should patients suffer avoidable harm.
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