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Health ombudsman should be given more powers, MPs say

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2981 (Published 28 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2981
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The parliamentary and health service ombudsman should be given new powers to investigate problems in the UK government, parliament, and the NHS without having to wait for an individual complaint, the public administration select committee has said.

The ombudsman’s office should be able to act on its own initiative, the MPs said in their latest report—whether prompted by its own research, public concern, or a whistleblower.1

The committee …

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