Can you put the matter right?

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Faced with a concern about patient safety, are you in a position to put the matter right?

See paragraphs 1-3 

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This guidance sets out our expectation that all doctors will, whatever their role, take appropriate action to raise and act on concerns about patient care, dignity and safety. 

2

 Good medical practice (2013) says:

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This guidance explains how to apply the principles in Good medical practice. It is separated into two parts.

  • Part 1: Raising a concern gives advice on raising a concern that patients might be at risk of serious harm, and on the help and support available to you. 
  • Part 2: Acting on a concern explains your responsibilities when colleagues or others raise concerns with you and how those concerns should be handled. 2