Medical Ethics - NHS responds
I did a speech on Medical Ethics on Tuesday (see link) which referred substantially to the research managed by Dr David Southall.
It included the following section:Furthermore, the lack of action to maintain its integrity makes the national health service institutionally complicit in the destruction of evidence.
At least now the NHS is acting at a level other than that of the Hospital. I have raised the issue on numerous occasions over the past few months both nationally and regionally. I also raised it at a meeting with the region on 11th December.
It has, however, taken until yesterday for anything of substance to be done. The advice is that the Special Case records actually belong to the Secretary of State.
The authorities need to be aware that this issue will not simply go away. The lack of action from senior officials including the Chief Executive of the NHS, Regional Chief Executive of the NHS and Chief Medical Officer is unacceptable.