Why have we commissioned this review?

  1. Summary
  2. What is the review?
  3. Why have we commissioned this review?

Mistakes can happen when doctors are working under pressure. The aim of the review is to make sure that accountability is appropriately apportioned between healthcare systems and individual doctors, and for doctors to feel enabled and supported to act on their concerns.

This independent review is part of our wider programme of work to support the profession and address issues that have been raised with us about the environments in which doctors’ practice, and the impact of systems pressures.