§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on the consultations on her draft guidance on the protection of the position of NHS employees who draw attention to malpractice and fraud; and when she expects to issue formal guidance.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Following the recent consultation exercise on the draft guidance on freedom of speech for national health service staff, we are currently considering the large number of comments received. We expect to be able to issue the final version shortly.