Petition Whistleblowing and Patient Safety
The Department of Health is asked to consider the recommendations made in the research paper Whistleblowing and Patient Safety available here http://www.mediafire.com/?vb69kbj0a975uuu published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine July 2011.
The recommendations are as follows :-
"Our recommendations are firstly that the profession, through the GMC or BMA Council, should commission a Consultation Group on Reporting Poor Care. This Group will examine the consequences to all parties from incidents of reported poor care. Second, the Government should consider establishing a Health Select Committee Review of Whistleblowing that would make impartial recommendations to Government and the profession. Third, the Government should consider setting up and resourcing a National Whistleblowing Centre similar to that in the US. We believe that only by open public scrutiny will constructive change be cemented into exemplary clinical practice"
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It was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government