In the Guardian today with usual misuse of ‘UK’:
Hospitals have been accused of burying the results of dozens of secret reports written by expert groups of doctors asked to investigate patient safety problems.
NHS trusts have been criticised for “disgraceful secrecy” for not publishing the reports, and often not even sharing them with regulators charged with overseeing standards of care.
While trusts have asked medical royal colleges to undertake 111 “invited reviews” over the last five years, they have put only 16 in the public domain, BBC One’s Panorama will reveal on Wednesday.
In addition, just 26 of the reports were shared in full with NHS regulators, such as the Care Quality Commission, which monitors care standards in the health service in England. Such widespread non-disclosure appears to be a breach of their duty, introduced in 2015 after the Morecambe Bay maternity care scandal, to give a copy of such reports to regulatory bodies.”
There is no mention of the UK Government nor of the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock.
Imagine if Jeanne Freeman and the Scottish Government could be blamed for this kind of behaviour by one or more of the Scottish health boards?