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School of Law

SOLM111 Regulating Health Systems (Not running 2021-22)

Module Description


Week 1:
1. What is a health system?
2. An outline of the theory of regulation

Week 2:
3. Learning from public inquiries
4. The Bristol Royal Infirmary heart surgery case and "An organisation with a memory"

Week 3:
5. Inspection regimes: The Care Quality Commission and the Health and Safety Executive
6. The "Morecambe Bay" and "Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells" inquiries

Week 4:
7. Contracting and financial governance
8. The NHS reforms of 2012 and the role of NHS Improvement

Week 5:
9. Standard Setting and the role of NICE
10. Health beyond the NHS: social care and the "Winterbourne View" inquiry

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Medical Law

Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour examination


15 Credits