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Government abandons plans to allow trusts to use “safe spaces” to investigate safety breaches

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 07 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5188
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

The UK government has dropped controversial plans to accredit NHS trusts in England to conduct their own safety investigations under rules which prohibit sharing information with patients who have experienced harm or their families.

The Department of Health and Social Care revealed the change of plan in its response to the report of the joint committee of parliamentarians …

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