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Health Professions and Patients: Safety

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 121167, tabled on 26 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government's policy is on the World Health Organization Charter on Health worker safety: a priority for patient safety, published on 17 September 2020.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

8 December 2020

Ensuring the safety of both health workers and patients is a priority for the Government, particularly during this unprecedented pandemic. The Secretary of State agreed on 21 September 2020 to sign up to the World Health Organization Charter on Health worker safety: a priority for patient safety. The charter is closely aligned with aims of the NHS People Plan 2020/21 published in July. The People Plan includes a specific commitment around looking after National Health Service staff in compassionate and inclusive environments and focuses on building resilience across the NHS workforce.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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