Ministers block release of NHS risk register
Tuesday 8 May 2012
The risk assessment of the NHS overhaul in England will not be published after ministers vetoed demands to release it.
The cabinet decided that releasing the document listing possible risks to services could harm the quality of future advice from civil servants.
An Information Tribunal had ruled in March that the risk register should be published.
...A draft version of the register was leaked, revealing the risks of rising costs of GP care, poorer response to health emergencies and the high chance that managers might lose financial control of the NHS.
The Information Tribunal had ruled that the public interest in publishing the risk register was "very high, if not exceptional".
Article submitted by Sue Threakall