Monday, 25 June 2018

New NHS investigative body to examine suspicious deaths

New NHS investigative body to examine suspicious deaths Campaigners say body could block public from knowing truth behind patient’s deaths

A new body being set up to investigate suspicious deaths in the NHS will be so secretive it will block families from finding out the truth of what happened to their relatives, campaigners have said.

The government says the Health Service Safety Investigations Body is designed to provide a “safe space” for doctors, nurses and other NHS staff to be open about what went wrong when a patient died or was harmed unnecessarily. The proposal for setting up the body is currently with a joint committee in the Houses of Parliament. Continue reading... The Guardian

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