DAUK has been working with the National Guardian’s Office through our Learn Not Blame campaign. During the COVID-19 crisis DAUK repeatedly rang the alarm bell regarding reports of doctors being prevented from speaking up especially about concerns related to PPE. This week our Learn Not Blame and Protect the Frontline campaigns were features by the National Guardian.
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.
Over 100,000 people have now signed our letter to Boris Johnson demanding a full public inquiry into healthcare worker deaths and PPE, in addition to Coroner’s inquests into each death.
How do I tell a colleague they have made a mistake? Dr Yaso Browne DAUK’s GP Lead speaks to the BMJ making the case for kindness and a no blame culture.
Dr Jenny Vaughan DAUK’s Learn Not Blame lead speaks to ITV news after West Suffolk downgraded from Outstanding to Requires Improvement following finger-printing ‘witch-hunt’ to identify anonymous whistleblower.