First do no harm: enhancing patient safety teaching in undergraduate medical education

Today’s increasingly complex healthcare systems offer huge benefits to patients, but can also place them at risk. This report summarises engagements between the GMC, the Medical Schools Council, medical schools, doctors, medical students, patients and members of the public on the subject of patient safety teaching.

In this report

  • Opportunities and challenges of teaching patient safety
  • Curriculum topics and medical schools’ examples
  • Medical schools’ examples of undergraduate patient safety teaching initiatives
  • Safety ideas from the GMC 2015 annual conference

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Who is this report for?
This report should be of interest to anyone involved in undergraduate medical education.