Social research company threatens CHC with libel suit

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 08 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2189
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A community health council (CHC) in Wales and its volunteer chair and vice chair have been threatened with a libel action over a report it sent to the Welsh government about a consultation on proposed changes to local NHS services.

Opinion Research Services (ORS), which was commissioned by Hywel Dda health board to work on the “Your Health Your Future” consultation, has sent a solicitor’s letter threatening to sue Hwyel Dda CHC, its chair, and vice chair, unless they remove allegedly defamatory statements, apologise, and …

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