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October 2019

October 25, 2019

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) will stop carrying out external maternity incident investigations by 2021 and will be handing them back to the NHS. A bill presented to the House of Lords gives HSIB statutory independence from the NHS. It also grants HSIB the power to keep information in a place that cannot be shared, except in exceptional circumstances, with bodies like the General Medical Council.

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