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Norman Lamb writes… How Liberal Democrats are promoting safety and openness in the NHS

nhs sign lrgAs a Liberal Democrat, my priority for the NHS is simple. I want patients to have the best possible care. When people are ill and vulnerable, they deserve safe and compassionate care provided by doctors and nurses with the best possible training and medical expertise. And people need to know that, when mistakes are made, doctors will be open with them – and that lessons will be learnt.

What happened at Mid Staffs Hospital was a shocking scandal. The stories of neglect sent shock waves across the country. This Government …

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Norman Lamb MP writes…The government will act in response to the Francis Report

Over the course of four years at Mid Staffordshire hospital, hundreds of patients suffered from appalling neglect and mistreatment. Relatives that voiced concerns were ignored; staff that tried to speak up were silenced. It was a shocking betrayal of trust of patients and their families.

Yesterday Robert Francis QC published his report into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. The public inquiry lasted more than two years, heard over 250 witness statements, considered over one million pages of documentary evidence, and has produced a report nearly two thousand pages long. It makes 290 separate recommendations.

The story of Mid Staffs, the report …

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    Lighten up, Simon Shaw. It's one of their pledges. It's a mug, one of five and one of a number of things they are selling...
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    @PBBrown Perhaps you would care to explain how a party (such as Labour) which supports remaining in the EU can be anything other than "strikingly...
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    @Stuart Well I did answer your question, actually. Are you saying you defend Labour's actions in doing this? Or is anything Labour do fine by...
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    Simon Shaw@ 'Strikingly dishonest' ? Have Labour put one of those infamous Lib Dem bar charts on the mug :)
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    Maybe some here would be agreeing with it if Labour had added 'from new EU states' to 'Control Immigration ? Clegg's speech on immigration in...
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