whistleblowing’Flexibility to Speak out’, an independent review into creating an open and truthful reporting culture in the NHS was released today. Led by Sir Robert Francis QC, the evaluation (pdf) supplies independent suggestions and recommendations on how to produce a culture where NHS personnel feel safe making disclosures about any aspect of the quality of care, malpractice or wrongdoing at work without worry of recrimination. To learn lessons from historical cases, the review engaged with individual NHS employees, along with companies, trade unions, professional and system regulators and professional representative bodies. Commenting on today’s report Niall Dickson, President of the GMC, stated: ‘Physicians are much more most likely today to raise issues about standards of care than they were a gen.
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Declaration following the result of the EU referendum General Medical Council’Withdrawing from Europe will have ramifications for the manner in which we control physicians but we comprehend that the vote to leave the EU will have no impact on the registration status of any medical professional already on the register. ‘We will now explore how doctors from the EU will be granted access to the UK medical register and how any concerns about those medical professionals will be shared in between us and other countries. We will also look for to comprehend the implications for UK physicians wanting to operate in the EU once the UK is no longer a member state. ‘Much will depend upon whether the concept of complimentary movement is maintained within the treaty of withdrawal. ‘We will now begin to discuss these problems with the four UK Federal governments. Our primary concern in these conversations will …
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if a patient ought to not be driving, doctors told Physicians should inform the DVLA (or DVA in Northern Ireland), if a patient continues to drive against medical recommendations and fails to do this themselves. New draft guidance from the General Medical Council (GMC) emphasises a physician’s duty to divulge information to the DVLA or DVA, where the patient has failed to act. The strengthened assistance is part of a public assessment on the GMC’s core guidance on confidentiality, which intends to provide greater clearness for doctors on how to balance their legal and ethical responsibilities of privacy with their larger public defense duties. Feedback from doctors is that they frequently feel anxious about being criticised if they reveal details– but the GMC’s guidance is clear that privacy is not absolute. Physicians must divulge i.
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