Few doctors report barriers to raising concerns

Over half of doctors responding to an Medical Defence Union (MDU) survey think the medical profession is more likely to raise concerns about issues which could affect patient safety now, than five years ago.

Of 470 doctors polled by the MDU, 55 per cent thought that doctors were more willing to raise concerns nowadays, while 53 per cent of respondents had raised concerns, such as about the conduct of a colleague or inadequate resources. Of the doctors who had raised concerns, over a third reported that the matter was not dealt with to their satisfaction. 

Read the release from the Medical Defence Union

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