Dr Jenny Vaughan, vice chair and law and policy lead at the Doctors' Association UK, was at the Westminster Health Forum on clinical negligence in the NHS this morning.
One way to make workplaces safer is to provide secure channels for reporting wrongdoing. In the UK, organisations including the whistleblowing charity Protect, WhistleblowersUK, and the Doctors’ Association UK are campaigning for change. Reform is also the goal of a private members’ bill sponsored by the MP Philippa Whitford and of a House of Lords’ bill sponsored by Baroness Kramer.
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When: 28th September 2020
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Almost half of healthcare workers questioned as part of a survey by the Doctors’ Association UK said they had been effectively gagged from raising concerns. Some 47% of respondents said they had been told not to raise the issue on social media. A similar number said they had been warned about speaking to the press during the pandemic.
DAUK speaks to The Telegraph about our concerns regarding lack of PPE. Dr Jenny Vaughan, our Law and Policy Officer, calls for a public inquiry.