• Webinar to take place on Wednesday 12 June
  • Panellists include Ted Baker, CQC chief inspector of hospitals 

The future of the fit and proper person test will come under scrutiny in an HSJ webinar next week.

Ted Baker, chief inspector of hospitals at the Care Quality Commission, will join Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, and Andrew Davison, head of Hempsons’ employment north team, for the webinar, which will be live on Wednesday 12 June from 10.30am to 11.15am.

The webinar, chaired by HSJ bureau chief Shaun Lintern, will look at key issues around the fit and proper person test, including the recent review of the FPPT by Tom Kark QC and its operation in practice.

The review made seven recommendations of which just two have been accepted by the government – “competency standards” for NHS managers and a central database with information about their qualifications and employment history.

Last week, HSJ published an interview with Don Berwick, a former government adviser on patient safety, in which he warned too much surveillance of managers could be “toxic” and could lead to managers feeling one slip up could land them in trouble, affecting their approach to leadership.

Sign up here for the webinar, which is sponsored by Hempsons. It can be viewed either live or on demand and viewers can submit questions to be answered by the panel.