§ Ms Primarolo
To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what circumstances publicising misconduct or mismanagement in the NHS is a dismissible offence; and if she will make a statement on the considerations underlying the policy on the subject.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Decisions about disciplinary matters are entirely for national health service employers.
The NHS management executive's "Guidance for Staff on Relations with the Public and the Media", EL(93)51, sets out the responsibilities of staff when raising issues of concern about health care matters and indicates how employers may ensure these rights and duties are met. A copy is available in the Library.