STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

Junior doctors still lack the confidence to whistle-blow

Many trainee doctors are still too afraid to blow the whistle on patient safety concerns, according to a new report by the General Medical Council, which also that found nearly one in 10 experience bullying in the workplace. The medical regulator’s annual survey of 50,000 doctors in training saw a dramatic decline in the number of patient safety concerns raised, after doctors were told their anonymity could not be guaranteed. Only 0.8 per cent of trainees raised a concern, compared to 5.2 per cent last year. Part of the decline may be due to changes to the GMC’s survey methods, but the regulator said that “foregoing complete anonymity” had also been “off-putting for some”.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/report-junior-doctors-still-lack-the-confidence-to-whistleblow-9868844.html

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