Investigating the NHS and Defending Patient Safety

Investigating the NHS and Defending Patient Safety

USING THE PROTECTIVE AND INVESTIGATIVE OBLIGATIONS UNDER ARTICLES 2, 3 & 8 ECHR IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS

Mid-Staffordshire, Morecambe Bay, Winterbourne View, Southern Health. Sadly the NHS is far from immune from preventable deaths, individual and systemic abuse, and deficient investigations into its own failings. The need for effective systems that will prevent death and serious harm, protective duties that require staff to take operational measures to protect those in their care, and robust, searching investigations into deaths and incidents of mistreatment are needed in healthcare and clinical settings now more than ever.

Author: Jesse Nicholls

Publication date: June 24 2016