Week thirty (4-7 July 2011)

Monday 4 July 2011

  • Baroness Barbara Young

On Monday 4 July 2011, the Inquiry heard evidence from Baroness Barbara Young, former chair of the Care Quality Commission

Tuesday 5 July 2011

  • Geoffrey Podger
  • Steve Walker

On Tuesday 5 July 2011, the Inquiry heard evidence from Geoffrey Podger, Chief Executive of the Health and Safety Executive.  This was followed by evidence from Steve Walker, chief executive of the NHS Litigation Authority.

The following documents are referred to in the provisional statement of the NHSLA:

NHSLA provisional statement - documents annexed

Since giving his evidence, Mr Walker has submitted the following documents relating to the Department of Health's industry review of the NHS Litigation Authority, which were published in January 2012:

NHSLA cover letter

NHS Litigation Authority industry report

NHS Litigation Authority industry review - Department of Health response

Mr Podger has also submitted the following comments on the closing submissions by core participants and Counsel to the Inquiry:

HSE comments on closing submissions

Wednesday 6 July 2011

  • Alison Bartholomew

On Wednesday 6 July 2011, the Inquiry heard evidence from Alison Bartholomew, Risk Management Director at the NHS Litigation Authority.

Thursday 7 July 2011

  • Dr John Heyworth

On Thursday 7 July 2011, the Inquiry heard evidence from Dr John Heyworth, president of the College of Emergency Medicine