Doctors: Crime

Health written question – answered on 8th May 2014.

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Photo of Craig Whittaker Craig Whittaker Conservative, Calder Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on reporting to the police suspected criminal acts committed by doctors that are discovered by his Department and NHS England.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Allegations of breaches in the Abortion Act are taken extremely seriously. They will be referred to the police either as a result of these being brought to the Department’s attention or in the event of investigations by NHS England (under its contractual and general practitioner regulatory frameworks).

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