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Patient safety would be undermined if manslaughter review hampers reflective practice, NHS chief executive says

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1077 (Published 07 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1077
  1. Tom Moberly
  1. The BMJ

Improvements to patient safety in the NHS would be undermined if doctors reflected less on their practice in the wake of the Hadiza Bawa-Garba case, the chief executive of NHS England has said.

Simon Stevens said that it would be a “retrograde” step if reflective practice was “diminished” as a result of the review that is underway in the wake of the case.

In February, England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced a review …

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