HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 c292W
Mr. Hurst

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were performed in NHS hospitals to correct mistakes made in previous operations through(a) error and (b) misdiagnosis in each year from 1990 to 2002. [155991]

Ms Rosie Winterton

This information is not collected centrally.

However, the Government have established the National Patient Safety Agency to improve the safety of national health service patient care by promoting an open and fair culture and by introducing during 2004 a national reporting and learning system for adverse events.