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Protection for reflection: how to rebuild confidence in a learning culture


I think the author is wrong and there is a flaw in their logic ... the recommendations made - 2. The recent amendment to Section 35 1A of the Medical Act 1983, which enables the GMC to compel registrants to disclose information that could incriminate them (including personal reflections), should be repealed. 3. To build a ‘safe space’ for reporting and learning, the Government should accelerate the process of giving the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) a statutory underpinning. The HSIB should then give legal protection to individuals (and their comments) engaging with an investigation. This protection should prevent any of their disclosure from being passed to a third party – including the court, regulator, employers or the police. there is nothing wrong with this BUT it suggests we are currently at risk so why should it be manadatory to reflect when clearly we are at risk? Should it not be the case that we should as recommended by the BMA withdraw from reflection to mitigate this risk until appropriate safeguards are in place?

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14 Mar 2018

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