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#IamHadiza: GPs share stories of when it could have been them


Consultants should be the ones leading reform by challenging the systems that currently exist. On occasion I have worked for ones who would refuse to discharge until the patient notes had been found for inpatients, and told all juniors to tell the discharge team to write in the notes themselves rather than bully juniors to do it. They invariably backed off taking responsibility themselves. But more often I have experienced Consultants more interested in hiding errors including negligence - especially if they might be exposed by an admission: overflow wards renowned for high mortality rates? Surely a matter for someone else. If consultants / GP Partners were to insist that all their teams were to work their hours, to protocol and in the best interest of patients there would very quickly be the need for reform. I am not surprised that the attitude appears to be that killing one or two should just be expected (after all, if everyone has done it, it isn't really a problem, is it?) and everyone in the general public should keep calm and carry on.

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05 Mar 2018

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