Speech on accountability and transparency in the NHS


My speech in Parliament yesterday on accountability and transparency in the NHS may be found here. For reasons which should be apparent on reading it, I cannot comment further on the main substance of my remarks.

The motion debated and passed unanimously was:

That this House believes that in the wake of the Francis Report it is clear that accountability and transparency are of paramount importance to patient safety and trust in the NHS; and further believes that across the NHS individuals found to have breached those principles should face the appropriate consequences.

The summary of the Francis report may be found here. I referred to page 61 (para 1.94) and page 87 (recommendation 13).

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