Who is responsible for patient safety?

Who is responsible for patient safety?

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As clinicians, we’re all taught that patient safety is everyone’s responsibility – but on the ground it can be hard to know how to most effectively report concerns, especially if you’re not sure how those concerns will be received.

In this episode of Doctor Informed, Clara Munro is joined by Ayisha Ashmore, and they ask “who is actually responsible for patient safety?”

To answer that we’re joined by 2 guests:

Bill Kirkup, independent investigator who has worked on the reports into failings in Mid-Staffordshire, and Gosport.

Henrietta Hughes – GP, and the NHS’s first guardian, Henrietta championed the creation of freedom-to-speak-up guardians in the English NHS, to ensure that clinicians are able to freely speak out.

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