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Department of Health ‘safe space’ proposal could legitimise cover-ups
AvMA is calling on everyone who shares its concerns to respond to the consultation. The closing date is December 16th. The proposal would legislate for ‘safe space’ arrangements in NHS investigations, which could see relevant information being withheld from patients and their families harmed by lapses in patient safety.Read more
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Department of Health proposal to apply ‘safe space’ arrangements to all safety investigations could legitimise ‘cover-ups’
AvMA is calling on everyone who shares its concerns to respond to the consultation. The closing date is December 16th.
11 Nov 2016 Read full story
AvMA welcomes new guidance on obtaining informed consent issued today by the Royal College of Surgeons. The guidance re-states existing good practice pointing out that it is now mandatory following...
27 Oct 2016 Read full story
RT @Cuziedin: Department of Health ‘safe space’ proposal could legitimise cover-ups https://t.co/mhpbAlq5kd via @avmauk
Plans to extend #safespace in healthcare investigations are misguided. Read our blog and respond to the consultation https://t.co/xzA1diohYC