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Enhancing patient safety teaching in undergraduate medical education

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02 Sep 2015

First, do no harm - a joint report by the General Medical Council and the Medical Schools Council was published today.

Reducing harm to patients relies on equipping medical students and doctors with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to practise safely and to improve the safety of the systems in which they work.

First, do no harm: enhancing patient safety teaching in undergraduate medical education (pdf) - our new joint report with the Medical Schools Council (MSC) - shows that there has been great progress with embedding patient safety into undergraduate curricula but there is still some way to go.

This report summarises recent engagements between the GMC, the MSC, medical schools, doctors, medical students, patients and members of the public on the subject of patient safety teaching.

We believe that sharing examples of practices that work well in one medical school will help other medical schools to drive up standards, so we have created a Sharing good practice web page.