Out of hours GPs’ “culture of avoiding blame” is putting patients at riskBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7841 (Published 01 December 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7841
- Helen Mooney
Out of hours GPs are afraid to admit mistakes and use the systems that have been designed to avoid a repeat of incidents because they fear they will be blamed when things go wrong, according to a new report by the NHS Alliance.
The report follows a review of the work of 10 out of hours providers over the past year. It found that a “blame culture” and the “lack of a system that allows people to share information,” were putting patients in danger.
The alliance is now in the process of developing a new anonymised system for …