Half of English hospital doctors fear raising concerns, finds surveyBMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7053 (Published 27 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7053
- Zosia Kmietowicz
A survey of more than 800 doctors working in hospitals in England indicates that the days of an open culture in the NHS are still a long way off, after nearly half the respondents (46%) said that they were fearful of the personal consequences of raising concerns.
The survey, conducted by the medical indemnity provider the Medical Protection Society, found that 40% of respondents had little or no confidence that recent inquiries into failings in the NHS would have a positive effect on the culture of their hospital trust.
The survey was sent in November by email to 12 000 hospital doctors in …