Action and enforcement of existing legislation namely The Health and Safety at Work etc Act (1974) and The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act (2007) including enforcement of FAI procedures to ensure that patient deaths are properly and independently investigated.
- Secure a Safe NHS Scotland by an independent, properly-resourced, NHS regulatory body with investigatory and disciplinary powers. The CQC would fulfil this role and could extent to cover Scotland. This body will ensure the following ;
- Investigation and responsiveness to serious incidents and concerns regarding poor patient care and clinical negligence in NHS Scotland
- Monitor adherence to national standards of care
- Investigation of outstanding cases of wrong doing within the NHS Scotland towards patients and families and also towards NHS staff (e.g. whistle blowers).
- Delivery of a genuinely responsive, effective, transparent and safe health care service
- Accountability through formal independent regulation informed by evidence from recognised data bases / sources,
- A People led NHS addressing patient safety concerns and deficiencies in the current NHS Scotland highlighted by professional bodies working alongside advocacy organisations acting on behalf of patients and the people of Scotland