Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch and ‘safe space’
The new Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) is due to be operational from 1st April. A consultation about HSIB and about proposals to extend the controversial so-called ‘safe space’ arrangements to local investigations concluded in December 2106.
“Safe space” could see evidence being kept secret from patients/families even if relevant to what happened in their or their loved one’s treatment.
An announcement from the Department of Health is expected soon.