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.
Dr Jenny Vaughan, DAUK’s Law and Policy Officer and Learn Not Blame Lead spoke at SMACC in Australia about the blame culture in the NHS and when healthcare becomes a crime. Listen to the podcast below on the Coda Change platform with accompanying slides.