Reid refuses to accept all recommendations of Blofeld report

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 19 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:423

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  1. Mark Gould
  1. London

    Health secretary John Reid has agreed, in his response to the report into the death of a black mental health patient while in hospital, that there is no place for discrimination in the NHS.

    But he gave no commitment to accepting the 22 recommendations of the report from Sir John Blofeld into the death of David “Rocky” Bennett (14 February, p 367). He insisted that the government was acting to tackle concerns and pointed out that Professor Kamlesh Patel, one of the Blofeld team andthe chairman of the Mental Health Act Commission, was chairing a national programme to ensure the black and ethnic minority groups …

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