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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 Lucy Allan Lucy Allan Conservative, Telford 1:53 pm, 4th February 2020

I thank the Minister for her heartfelt apology for what has happened, and for her commitment to patient safety. Does she agree that there are clear commonalities between this case and other tragedies, such as those at Morecambe Bay and Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust? As Dr Whitford said, there is an imbalance of power between male consultants, and in this case female patients, who often just accept what they are told by a more powerful figure.