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Paterson Inquiry

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:53 pm on 4th February 2020.

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Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price Conservative, Thurrock 1:53 pm, 4th February 2020

Ultimately, this is all about behaviour—not just the criminal behaviour of Ian Paterson, but the behaviour of the professionals and the wider health establishment that came into contact with him. I associate myself with the comments of my right hon. and learned Friend Jeremy Wright about the behaviour towards the whistleblowers. Frankly, they faced intimidation, and we saw exactly the same thing at Gosport when whistleblowers reported to the Nursing & Midwifery Council. I would like to put it on record that it is high time this Government challenged the self-regulatory aspects of both the NMC and the GMC, if we are really to consider and improve patient safety.