GMC publishes reports on patient safety and bullying

January 28, 2015

Source:  NHS Employers

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Date of publicationDecember 2014

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell: The General Medical Council (GMC) has published two reports on patient safety and bullying. The reports discuss issues raised in the 2014 national training survey. The Concerns about patient safety report revealed that local reporting systems within local education providers (LEPs) are mainly effective. There were some concerns about the lack of information given on how to raise concerns, who to report to and a lack of confidence in the local systems for reporting concerns. The report provides a number of case studies describing how these issues are investigated and resolved.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

Closing the gate before the horse bolts: a new approach to patient safety

June 24, 2013

Source:  The Health Foundation

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Date of publication:  May 2013

Publication type:  Blog post

In a nutshell:  A blog post by Elaine Maxwell that considers whether care is any safer today than it was in 2001 when the National Patient Safety Agency was established.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

GMC launches confidential helpline for doctors to raise concerns about patient safety

December 24, 2012

Source: General Medical Council

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Date of publication: December 2012

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The General Medical Council has launched a confidential helpline for doctors to raise concerns about patient safety. The helpline will enable doctors to seek advice on any issues they may be dealing with and to raise serious concerns about patient safety when they feel unable to do this at local level. The GMC has also launched a new online decision aid to help doctors report patient safety concerns.

Length of publication: 1 web page