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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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AvMA Chief Executive Peter Walsh, writing in the HSJ, has warned that whilst protecting staff from inappropriate actions from bad employers is a good thing, preventing patients/families from knowing the...
7 Dec 2016 Read full story
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
#SafeSpace proposals could alter relationships between patients and the NHS – for worse says @PeterWalshAvMA in his… https://t.co/wR47myKRkk
Read @PeterWalshAvMA in @HSJnews on worrying @DHgovuk proposals for #SafeSpace in healthcare investigations… https://t.co/oyA1XkoYlM