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Seminar focus on compliance best practice in healthcare regulatory system
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31 Jan 2020 / regulation Print

Seminar on compliance in healthcare regulation

A Law Society seminar on health regulation in Ireland will provide healthcare regulators with an opportunity to engage with those representing clients regulated in the healthcare system.

This panel-based seminar  on 25 March will focus on changes and developments in the healthcare sector and best practice in compliance with the healthcare regulatory system.

The seminar takes place from 2-5 pm and offers three management and professional development skills CPD points, at a discounted cost of €160.

The event will appeal to solicitors/barristers who represent clients regulated in the sector, healthcare professionals and regulators, and academics.

The seminar will be chaired by Eversheds Sutherland healthcare partner Aisling Gannon, who has a specific interest in regulatory compliance.

Risk management

She advises hospital management teams in relation to claims and risk management practices across multi-disciplinary clinical specialities and works with healthcare management teams in reviewing issues relating to clinical and corporate governance structures and procedures.

Health Information and Quality Authority chief executive Phelim Quinn has over 30 years’ experience working in health and social care services in Northern Ireland and Ireland.

From a nursing background and with qualifications and experience in mental health, emergency department and community nursing, Phelim held a number of senior management positions in the health and social care system in the North.

Best practice

More recently, he has worked in HIQA and in conjunction with other agencies to develop best practice in adult safeguarding, and in the promotion of human rights-based care in regulated services.

Lorraine Nolan is chief executive of the Health Products Regulatory Authority and a chemist who completed her Ph.D. and post-doctoral research at Trinity College Dublin in transdermal drug delivery.

Ginny Hanrahan is chief executive at CORU, the umbrella body established to statutorily regulate health and social care professionals in Ireland.

Niall Byrne is registrar and chief officer of pharmacy regulator the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) which is responsible for the regulation of almost 2,000 community pharmacies.


Medical Council Ireland chief executive Bill Prasifka is a trained lawyer from the US, who has held a number of other high-profile posts, including Financial Services Ombudsman, Chairman of the Competition Authority and Commissioner of Aviation Regulation.

Born in Los Angeles, Prasifka was educated at Columbia University, New York, and practised as a lawyer in US before moving to Ireland. He has held a number of roles in the private sector advising in areas of Irish, European and American law — prior to assuming his regulatory roles.

The final speaker is Ursula Byrne, director of regulation at the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

Bookings are open now.

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