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Guidance could ‘silence’ HSE board members

By Catherine Reilly | November 23, 2020

Official HSE guidance issued to board members states they should reflect the organisation’s “agreed” position when publicly discussing “health- or care-related topics” even if it diverges from their personal view, the Medical Independent (MI) can report. The document, ‘Public Communication and Commentary: Guidance Document for HSE Board and Board Committee Members’ (July…

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