Learn Not Blame
Learn Not Blame
Our campaign for a just culture in the NHS
Learn Not Blame is DAUK’s central campaign launched in Parliament on 20th November 2018. We aim to empower individual doctors to be part of a transformational change process working towards a revolution in the culture of the NHS.
For too long, when things go wrong, the blame culture has prevailed. This is endemic both within the profession and NHS organisations more widely, often without genuine analysis of systemic failings, or learning from what happened. Recent high profile cases have illustrated just how toxic this blame culture can be. In this campaign, we are coming together to say: enough. This has to stop.
What we need is a just culture in the NHS, where every individual – whether patient or staff – is valued and cared for. We need to develop a culture that celebrates success and the good work of thousands of professionals, but one that also acknowledges and learns in a constructive and fair manner when things go wrong.
Through the ‘Learn Not Blame’ campaign, we are committed to creating a better culture that promotes learning from adverse events and prioritises fairness, openness and the wellbeing of both patients and health care professionals. This can only happen by the creation of a just culture for all. We seek to empower doctors – and all those working in the NHS regardless of role – to do what they can within their own sphere of influence to ensure meaningful change and to create a better NHS to work in – and a better NHS for patients.
Learn Not Blame in the news
DAUK in the Daily Mail: Secondary school re-opening ‘WILL be delayed by at least an extra week but primaries will open on schedule’ amid fears of coronavirus spike caused by mutant strain that can spread more easily among children
As a doctor who volunteered for the Nightingale I can’t tell you how much effort went into it. But ICU staff are wafer thin on
The DAUK in The Independent: Doctors and nurses at London’s frontline hospital denied coronavirus vaccine
The Doctors’ Association UK are hearing every day that staff on the frontline feel that they are being desperately pitched against each other in order
DAUK in the Guardian: Doctors step up drive for probe into PPE and Covid deaths among health workers
“Inquiries must be initiated to investigate any factors that may have led to healthcare workers’ deaths. It is the next necessary step towards setting things