Letter to Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, replies to a letter from Wes Streeting about NHS manager regulation

11 September 2023

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Key points

  • The letter expresses that the NHS Confederation shares the shadow secretary of state's horror at what happened at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
  • It sets out what the NHS is already doing to improve patient safety but confirms that the NHS Confederation is working with leaders to see what else can be done as we all agree that patient safety is the priority.
  • While a review of regulation is right, the letter argues that this should not be considered a silver bullet.