Health minister: media and politicians stoking ‘public panic’ over medical errors

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
25th November, 2018

The Minister for Health Simon Harris will criticise the media and political reaction to medical errors in a speech this week.

Harris will say that open disclosure and learning from mistakes are becoming “embedded in the process of dealing with errors”, but that “the way in which the political system and the media react has not evolved”.

He will say that there is a tendency to “treat such processes as revelations,...

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