Dr Jenny Vaughan DAUK’s Law and Policy Officer will be giving an open lecture on the criminalisation of healthcare at the University of Auckland. Delivery of safe healthcare currently faces unprecedented challenges in the UK and globally. This arises, at least partly, from a rising involvement of the criminal law in the investigation of medical errors apparently conflicting with the need to respect a “duty of candour”. As a result, doctors face enormous pressures in fear of being blamed for medical errors.
On 28th March 2019 Dr Jenny Vaughan DAUK’s Law and Policy officer will be talking at SMACC Sydney on “When Healthcare Becomes a Crime”. Tickets to this popular conference will be distributed via ballot.
Please join DAUK at BASS’ biennial annual meeting, where our Chair Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden will be giving a speech on Bawa-Garba; moving from a culture of blame to one of learning.
Dr Cicely Cunningham, DAUK’s Learn Not Blame lead will be speaking at this conference about a just culture hosted by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management Scotland and in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
We are proud to announce that our Law and Policy Officer Dr Jenny Vaughan will be speaking at the Patient Safety Congress 2019. Since 2008, the Patient Safety Congress has been described as the UK's essential forum for those at the forefront of safety, quality improvement and clinical excellence. The Patient Safety Congress champions patient safety as the organising principle of a healthcare system which is truly efficient, effective and able to offer the best experience to patients and their families.
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DAUK team blog about what they wish for leading up to Christmas.
The Doctors’ Association UK committee met with Charlie Massey, Chief Executive and Registrar of the GMC and Dr Colin Melville, Medical Director and Director of Education and Standards last week. We were clear to convey the anger and distrust the profession feel towards the GMC. During the meeting we covered a variety of subjects including issues raised by the Bawa-Garba case, continued appeal of MPTS decisions, weaponisation of GMC referrals, accountability of NHS managers, and mental health and wellbeing of doctors under investigation.
After month of campaigning by DAUK, the Health and Social Care Committee held an inquiry into gross negligence manslaughter. Dr Jenny Vaughan attended on behalf of DAUK. Read her report here: