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Welsh children's commissioner will have powers over hospitals

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7275.1492/b (Published 16 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1492
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    The new children's commissioner for Wales is to have powers covering NHS hospitals. It was originally expected that the role of the commissioner, the first in the United Kingdom, would be concerned with children in care, but a new parliamentary bill to be published shortly is designed to expand significantly the brief to cover the NHS and schools.

    Under the proposals in the bill, the newly appointed commissioner, Peter Clarke, will have a range of additional powers.

    “The bill is expected to expand the commissioner's role by applying the …

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