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BMA responds to the Government's statement on Gosport

The BMA Chair of Council, Dr Chaand Nagpaul has written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock in response to his Ministerial Statement on the Gosport Independent Panel Inquiry.

The letter highlights the BMA’s recent Caring, Supportive, Collaborative work and its Bullying and Harassment Project and reflects on the Government’s statement and its announcements that:

  • New legislation will be introduced requiring Hospital Trusts to report what they have done to address concerns raised by staff.
  • Government will explore introducing more protections for whistleblowers across the NHS.
  • A new Medical Examiner role will be introduced.

The BMA is keen to meet with the Secretary of State to highlight the BMA’s work to promote greater learning across the NHS and to discuss how these newly announced measures will offer staff improved support, protections and confidence to report concerns.

Read the letter