Statement on Jimmy Savile inquiry in NHS

On Thursday 26 June 2014 the Secretary of State for Health made a statement on Jimmy Savile’s criminal activity in the NHS.

Valerie asked:

“The Secretary of State has been very gracious in his apology, given that he is the Secretary of State for Health now and not at the time. Could I make one further suggestion that he could speak to the Prime Minister about appointing a Minister who would be able to coordinate these reports across the public insititutions.

The Secretary of State replied:

“I can reassure her that that responsibility lies with the Home Secretary and the Home Office has a cross-governmental committee that is going to bring together all the lessons from all these reports. My first priority is to make sure that we’re doing everything we can to make NHS patients safe but there are much broader lessons to be learned and that is being led by the Home Office.”