Thursday, June 14, 2007

Reid Returns to Haunt the NHS

It's a couple of years ago that I attempted my first sally into blogging and one of the few blogs I posted concerned John Reid (see latest photo) when he was Secretary of State for Health and his intention to bring in corporate manslaughter legislation. This was aimed at making managers in the NHS criminally liable for deaths on their premises where there is a a gross breach of the relevant duty of care'.

Today the Health Service Journal reports that the Corporate Manslaughter Bill is proceeding through Parliament. See NHS organisations advised to prepare for 'corporate killer' stigma

Interestingly, the government is trying to avoid the provisions of the Bill applying to deaths in custody. So , if you happen to die as a result of picking up an infection at your local hospital heads will roll. But if you "accidentally" fall down the stairs at your local police station it's just bad luck! The devil is really in the detail.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonder if anyone will spot this?

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