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  • Reports suggest legal duty of candour (Robbie’s law) will be accepted by Jeremy Hunt

    March 23, 2013

    If reports in the Times, Daily Mail and Health Service Journal that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is about to announce that he will accept the recommendation from Robert Francis QC are correct, it will be the biggest advance in patient safety and patients rights in the history of the NHS. Peter Walsh, chief executive of AvMA said: […]

  • Government under pressure to accept Francis recommendation for a legal duty of candour:

    March 8, 2013

    The Government is under pressure to accept Robert Francis QC’s recommendation for a statutory Duty of Candour on healthcare organisations to be open and honest with patients/families.  Francis made the recommendation after careful analysis of all the evidence at the Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry, and concluded the Governments proposed “contractual” duty is insufficient.  Leading patients’ […]

  • Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry:

    February 6, 2013

    Statement following publication of the Francis report into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. “New Dawn for the NHS”, says Peter Walsh – click here For a copy of our Closing Submission click here The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry: Chaired by Robert Francis QC. Click here for the Final Report

  • Mid staffs inquiry: will mr hunt put patient safety before politics?

    February 1, 2013

    The report from the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry is due to be published on 6th February.  AvMA has written to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, to ask him to put patient safety before politics and implement recommendations in full – even where they are contrary to existing policy.  AvMA […]

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