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Robbie Powell case: MP urges law change

An MP has called for a change in the law to ensure medical professionals are as open as possible about the reasons why failures occur. Jonathan Evans raised the case of Robbie Powell, who died aged ten from a rare but treatable condition.

A series of investigations into the handling of the case were described as a 'catalogue of errors' in a review last year. Conservative MP Jonathan Evans who's long campaigned with the Powell family said the time had come to introduce a law requiring a 'duty of candour' in such cases.

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