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Adverse Clinical Incidents

EDM number 22 in 1999-00, proposed by Frank Cook on 17/11/1999.

That this House applauds the degree of diligence displayed by the Health Committee in researching its forthcoming report Adverse Clinical Incidents; commends the membership which, under the chairmanship of the honourable Member for Wakefield, spent two days in Yorkshire actively interviewing more than 80 victims of seriously negligent medical care; registers grave concern at a system which permits doctors and surgeons to continue practising professionally, despite their having demonstrated repeatedly alarming levels of incompetence and ineptitude; notes with considerable anxiety that doctors and surgeons struck off in other countries have been allowed to return to this country and practise their negligence repeatedly on British patients, despite medical officials having been warned of their past record; condemns the hospital trust which sent one such surgeon on his way with ú100,000 severance settlement, a clean reference and a sum of ú57,000 for the purchase of his private consulting rooms; questions how a medical profession, which concerns itself with lack of funding, poor equipment and inadequate provision can protect and support colleagues so dangerous to patients placed in their care; calls upon the Secretary of State for Health to institute, at the earliest date, an effective means of monitoring the levels of efficacy in the performance of surgeons, physicians and practitioners in hospitals and clinics, both private and National Health Service throughout the United Kingdom; and furthermore to establish reliable international means of checking medical qualifications and performance records of all individuals seeking appointment or reappointment within the health services of this country.

This motion has been signed by a total of 27 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Frank Cook17/11/1999Stockton NorthLabourProposed
Ann Cryer22/11/1999KeighleyLabourSigned
Harry Barnes22/11/1999North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Lawrie Quinn23/11/1999Scarborough & WhitbyLabourSigned
Alice Mahon23/11/1999HalifaxLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara24/11/1999Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Bill Michie24/11/1999Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn24/11/1999Islington NorthLabourSigned
Norman Godman24/11/1999Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Rudi Vis24/11/1999Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell25/11/1999Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Gerry Steinberg25/11/1999Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Janet Dean25/11/1999BurtonLabourSigned
Eric Illsley25/11/1999Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Simon Hughes29/11/1999North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Dennis Skinner30/11/1999BolsoverLabourSigned
Nick Harvey02/12/1999North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Iddon06/12/1999Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Harold Best06/12/1999Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Alan Meale07/12/1999MansfieldLabourSigned
Valerie Davey07/12/1999Bristol WestLabourSigned
Terry Davis08/12/1999Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Bill Etherington08/12/1999Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell10/01/2000Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins13/01/2000Luton NorthLabourSigned
John Cryer17/01/2000HornchurchLabourSigned
Audrey WiseUnknownWithdrawn

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