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Government and NHS representatives questioned on PHSO report

15 February 2016

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) holds its first evidence session on the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) report on clinical investigations.


Tuesday 23 February 2016, The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

At 11.00am

  • Ben Gummer MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Care Quality
  • William Vineall, Director of Quality, Department of Health
  • Mike Durkin, National Director of Patient Safety, NHS England, and Chair of the Independent Patient Safety Investigation Service (IPSIS) Expert Advisory Group.

Purpose of the session

This evidence session gives the Committee an opportunity to question the Government and NHS England about the findings and recommendations in the PHSO's report, including the actions they are taking in response to the report. Key issues to be explored include:

  • how complaint handling and clinical investigations can be improved at the local level
  • the role of the proposed new patient safety investigation body, currently known as IPSIS (Independent Patient Safety Investigation Service), in encouraging better clinical investigations and complaint handling

Please note that this is a joint evidence session. Before hearing evidence regarding this report, the Committee will hear from witnesses about the PHSO report regarding HS2 Ltd.

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