Patient safety getting worse, say two-thirds of NHS doctors

Patient safety getting worse, say two-thirds of NHS doctors
 

Nearly two-thirds of doctors believe patient safety has deteriorated over the past year and nine out of 10 have experienced staff shortages, a survey of 1,500 NHS consultant physicians in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has revealed.
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), which carried out the study, said the results exposed a health system “pushed to its limit” in which doctors felt they could not deliver what was asked of them.
One told researchers: “We are not robots, we are human beings with limits.” Another said: “I cried on my drive home because I am so frustrated and distraught... read more

 
12 March 2018 in Health, Views: 40
Source: Guardian
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