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PATIENT SAFETY AND GAGGING AGREEMENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 298: tabled on 02 July 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the public interest in ending the practice of subjecting clinicians to confidentiality clauses purporting to disallow further discussion of concerns forapatient or public safety; further notes that HM Treasury consent has been required for paying for compromise agreements; calls for each affected clinician to be asked to say, without risk of penalty, what they have felt prevented themfrom saying; and further calls on the Secretary of State for Health and the Health Select Committee to gather the information to make possible a Leveson-type inquiry that lays out in public the types of concerns for patient and public safety and the tactics that have been used to silence, to intimidate and to wear down competent worried clinicians.