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Experts call for patient safety in preregistration training to be explicit

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b310 (Published 26 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b310
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    Patient safety is implicit rather than explicit in medical training and needs to be clarified for students and their educators, MPs have been told.

    A researcher and expert on good clinical practice told MPs on the parliamentary health select committee as part of their inquiry into patient safety that the safety of patients had to become an integral part of everything that clinicians did in their work.

    At an evidence session on Thursday 22 January, the committee asked whether patient safety was sufficiently taken into account in clinical education and training.

    Pauline Pearson, deputy director of the Centre …

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