Regulating Healthcare Quality,
Edition 1 Legal and Professional Issues
By John Tingle, BA, Law(Hons), Cert Ed MEd Barrister, Charles Foster, MA(Cantab), Vet MB, MRCVS, of the Inner Temple, Barrister and Kay Wheat, BA Solicitor

Publication Date: 16 Jun 2004
The key focus of this edited text is on the legal and professional conflicts and issues that can arise from regulating health care quality. Doctors and nurses all increasingly face a number of dilemmas with regulating health quality issues such as increasing levels of complaints and litigation, scarcity of resources, under-staffing, professional discipline, clinical governance, clinical risk management etc. This book spells out and discusses these issues, taking an academic approach, though this will be tempered with a practical focus on issues.

Key Features

  • Discusses ethical approaches to regulating health care quality
  • Examines health care rights in the UK
  • Looks at complaints procedures in the new NHS
  • Presents alternatives to the present clinical negligence system
  • Compares health care regulation in the US and UK
About the author
By John Tingle, BA, Law(Hons), Cert Ed MEd Barrister, Director, Centre for Health Law, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, UK; Visiting Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago, IL; Charles Foster, MA(Cantab), Vet MB, MRCVS, of the Inner Temple, Barrister, Reader in Health Law, Barrister London and Kay Wheat, BA Solicitor, Reader in Law, Senior Lecturer in Law, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Table of Contents
Preface. Introduction. Clinical governance: a means for improving and regulating quality. Health policy and provision: public management and its influence on regulation in England. Cost implications and ethics of health care quality regulation. Fault and blame in the NHS: review and replacement of the clinical negligence system in the UK. Creating a level playing field?: the influence of user and provider grievances in the shaping of health care policy. Disciplinary jurisdiction over the medical and other health care professions. The implications of the Human Rights Act 1998 - prioritising consent. The impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on health care in the UK. How effective is the Human Rights Act 1998 in protecting genetic information?. Tort law and medical quality: some lessons from the USA. Ethics and health care resources. Regulating quality of health care through judicial review.
Book details
ISBN: 9780750687843
Page Count: 220
Retail Price : £39.99

McHale & Tingle: Law and Nursing 2E, 0750648066, 2001, BH, 304pp, £17.98
Wilson & Tingle: Clinical Risk Modification, 0750629398, 1998, BH, 200pp, £19.50
The proposed book would develop some of the themes in these titles to a higher academic and practical level, with a focus on health quality issues, not covered in existing texts
This book is designed for doctors, nurses and all those studying health law and health policy on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, for which this is an increasingly significant topic. The book will also be of interest to legal professionals. Other potential markets include the professional legal market (barristers and solicitors who specialise in health law); and the following staff in health trusts: clinical governance leaders, risk and litigation managers; directors of health quality.