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Medical Negligence

EDM number 1401 in 1989-90, proposed by Lawrence Cunliffe on 16/10/1990.

That this House commends BBC2 for the production of the Raw Deal series of programmes on medical negligence; is concerned by the obvious shortcomings of the present system; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to consider changes to it with the intention of introducing a compensation scheme which would encourage openness on the part of health authorities, hospitals and medical staff about errors in treatment, would provide speedy recompense for victims of medical accidents and could be monitored by a disciplinary body similar to the General Medical Council, but including more lay members, and not limited by the present rule whereby only serious professional misconduct can cause a doctor to lose his or her registration.

This motion has been ammended, see 489A1.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Lawrence Cunliffe17/10/1990LeighProposed
Jimmy Dunnachie17/10/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Norman Godman17/10/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Win Griffiths17/10/1990BridgendSigned
Nicholas Winterton17/10/1990MacclesfieldSigned
Harry Barnes18/10/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Terry Davis22/10/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Andrew Faulds22/10/1990Warley EastSigned
Colin Shepherd23/10/1990HerefordSigned
Roland Boyes23/10/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Martin Smyth23/10/1990Belfast SouthSigned
William Powell23/10/1990CorbySigned
Ronnie Fearn24/10/1990SouthportSigned
Gerry Bermingham24/10/1990St Helens SouthSigned
Ian McCartney25/10/1990MakerfieldSigned
Jack Thompson25/10/1990WansbeckSigned
Audrey Wise25/10/1990PrestonSigned
Russell Johnston31/10/1990Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned

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