HC Deb 23 June 2003 vol 407 c571W
Ian Lucas

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will publish the Chief Medical Officer's Review of Clinical Negligence. [119340]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, has reviewed a wide range of options to tackle the complex issues involved in improving the present system for handling clinical negligence claims, including no fault compensation. We hope to publish his proposals for reform as a consultation document soon.