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Second letter to the GMC chair regarding Hadiza Bawa-Garba

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k667 (Published 13 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k667

Re: Second letter to the GMC chair regarding Hadiza Bawa-Garba

GMC could do with reading recommendations from Francis Report: page 65

Lessons learned and related key recommendations: all could be applied to the GMC.

The negative aspects of culture in the system were identified as including:
• A lack of openness to criticism;
• A lack of consideration for patients; (current response will make NHS less safe)
• Defensiveness;
• Looking inwards not outwards;
• Secrecy;
• Misplaced assumptions about the judgements and actions of others;
• An acceptance of poor standards; (cf: inconsistent approach to sanctions)
• A failure to put the patient first in everything that is done. (current response will make NHS less safe)

Competing interests: No competing interests

13 February 2018
Richard Nicholl
paediatrician
NWLH Trust
Harrow