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Hospitals Are Not Admitting Their Mistakes For Fear Of Litigation

Fear of being sued has led to hospitals keeping their mistakes secret, new research from the Imperial College, London reports.


Peter Walsh of the Charity Action Against Accidents, said "This report underlines the desperate need for a Statutory requirement for a duty of candour".


Researchers at the Imperial College have found that in certain circumstances patients and their families have not been told about medical mistakes.


Alternatively families have had to wait over a year before being been given explanations of what led to their loved ones, "serious incident".


Fear of litigation and worries of being accused of malpractice are the reasons given, in a recent online survey, as to why NHS trusts are failing report their mistakes.


The online survey was sent to almost 400 patient safety managers, however only 209 responded.


What do you think of the NHS? Do you feel you have been let down ?


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