Jeremy Hunt says NHS doctors and nurses must apologise for care failings
Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, says that doctors and nurses must ‘say sorry’ when things go wrong to end the ‘culture of defensiveness’ which developed under Labour
By Steven Swinford, Senior Political Correspondent
10:00PM GMT 12 Jan 2014
Doctors and nurses should be more open and honest when things go wrong and “say sorry” to patients to help win back trust in the NHS, the health secretary has said.
New guidance sent to every hospital in England and Wales suggests staff are reluctant to apologise because they fear admitting legal liability or making the situation worse.
However, the recommendations for doctors and nurses make clear that “saying sorry is the right thing to do” in all circumstances when there are failures of patient care.
Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, told The Telegraph he wants to end the “closed and defensive culture” which had developed in parts of the NHS under Labour.
He said: “We want to see an open NHS culture that focuses on safety and learns when things go wrong.
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