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Public Bodies: Liability

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 21286, tabled on 26 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a duty of care that an individual removes from their relatives automatically passes to a public body from which that individual is receiving care.

Answered on

6 March 2020

Both the National Health Service and local authorities owe a common law duty of care to the people within their care.