Justice CommitteeWritten evidence from Michael Clarkson and Pam Clarkson

NHS Risk Register

I am writing to you as Chair of the House of Commons Justice Committee which I understand is to consider aspects of the Freedom of Information Act with particular reference to the NHS Risk Register. My wife and I find it incredible that the Cabinet still refuse to allow the publication of this analysis in days which we had thought gave greater freedom to transparency and access. We feel the recent veto indicates that there must be enormous risks associated with the recent Health and Welfare bill which should be available to the public and to all those associated with the NHS. We would be really grateful if you could give any support to legal measures to make it possible for us to see the perceived risks being taken with our health so that measures can be taken to reduce these risks when the Bill is considered in further detail.

May 2012

Prepared 25th July 2012