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The Robert Powell Investigation

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Report by an independent investigator on the lessons to be learned from the death of ten year old Robert Powell.

The investigation focused on the lessons that the Welsh NHS can learn from the circumstances of Robbie’s death.

The report makes 12 recommendations which fall into four general groups:

  • Communication to ensure continuity of care;
  • Involvement and communication with patients and their families;
  • The management of medical records;
  • Dealing with complaints following the death of a patient.

Following representations received from the charity, Action against Medical Accidents, a factual inaccuracy in paragraph 158 has been highlighted . They have made clear that in February 2009, Action against Medical Accidents, sought permission to apply for judicial review of the decision of the General Medical Council. Mr Powell was an interested party only.