government thoroughly reviews the Breen report and takes appropriate action

The request was successful.

mr Simon wainwright

Freedom of information act

health and social care MP government

Given the urgency and severity of the situation, it's imperative that the government thoroughly reviews the Breen report and takes appropriate action.

This should include a comprehensive recall of all Williamson's patients and a full investigation into the matter.
Therefore, I request, under the Freedom of Information Act, information on the government's examination of the Breen report and its proposed actions regarding Brad Williamson spinal surgeon

As it raises grave concerns about Brad Williamson, a dismissed spinal surgeon, and highlights the need for government action similar to cases like Patterson and the infected blood scandal. The Breen report underscores serious allegations against Williamson, including patient harm, sexual misconduct, and inappropriate conduct during consultations. Additionally, three former colleagues have corroborated these concerns, including bullying tactics and professional repercussions

mr Simon wainwright

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Health and Social Care's handling of my FOI request 'government thoroughly reviews the Breen report and takes appropriate action'.

It's coming up to the 20 days FOI regulation

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,

mr Simon wainwright

Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mr Wainwright,
Thank you for your request for an internal review into the handling of
DHSC does not conduct internal reviews until a response to the initial
case has been issued. Although organisations can choose to conduct reviews
to assess the handling process where they have taken more than 20 working
days to respond, DHSC uses the internal review process once the initial
case is complete to ensure that any exemptions that have been used have
been applied correctly, and that all information within the scope of the
request was considered.
I note the Department received your FOI request on 25 April; therefore,
the 20 working day legal deadline is 24 May. We aim to respond by then. It
is our standard practice that, in the event that we are unable to respond
within the legal time frame, we will send you an advice with the reasons
for delay. 
On this occasion, we will not be conducting an internal review. 
Yours sincerely,
FOI Internal Reviews
Department of Health and Social Care
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Dear Mr Wainwright,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1508048).

Yours sincerely, 

Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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