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Julie King is the Company Director of Healthcare Regulation UK and an acknowledged expert in her chosen field. Julie is strongly committed to lifelong learning and self-improvement, something that informed her decision in 2018 to undertake a Masters in Law (LL.M) focused on healthcare regulation.

Whilst the regulation of healthcare professionals can be traced back to Henry VIII’s support for the eradication of quack medicine and the creation of the Royal Colleges from the 16th century onwards, it is perhaps surprising to note that independent regulation of the healthcare system is only fifty years old. 

During my travels as a healthcare regulation consultant I have encountered many myths about compliance.  One of these is the absolute conviction that mere adherence with the requirements of Regulation 17 (Health and Social Care Act 2008 [Regulated Activities] Regulations 2014) will ensure a trouble free CQC inspection.