As reported in the Health Service Journal today (16 November 2011 – click here) the Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley, responding for the first time to the Information Commissioner’s judgement that the Department of Health (DH) should publish its “register” setting out the risks of the reforms, said the DH had yet to decide whether to appeal the decision.
But he said: “There’s a great danger if it’s published… it will tend to mislead. It will give an impression… there was an expectation [that all the risks would be realised]. The purpose [of the document] is to get open, honest internal reporting so all necessary mitigating actions can be taken.”
Does your organisation make public its organisational risk register?