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first_imgHealth secretary Alan Milburn has called on nurses to blowthe whistle when they suspect colleagues of endangering patients. “A newreporting system, used by nurses, would spot problems earlier,” he said.His views, backed by the RCN, are shared by nurse Eileen Walker, who sat as alay member on the disciplinary committee of the General Medical Council, whichstruck off Mr Ledward in 1998. Ms Walker, a UKCC member, said, “Nurses,managers and doctors all have a responsibility when they suspect something iswrong.” Changes in NHS culture have reduced the chance of a Ledward-stylecase being repeated. Comments are closed. The Government has been accused of dithering over plans toreplace the UKCC, leaving staff demoralised and confused. UKCC chiefs will tellnursing minister Lord Hunt that they are fed up being kept in the dark abouthow the Government proposes to change the way that nurses are regulated. Nursing Standard, 14 June A round-up of news from the professional journals Blow the whistle All of a dither BriefingOn 1 Jul 2000 in Personnel Todaycenter_img Nursing Times, 15 June Patients’ lives are at risk because some nurses are hopelessat maths and give wildly inaccurate measures of medicines.  In one case, a baby girl died after a doctoradministered a drug measure miscalculated by a nurse. Nursing Standard, 14 June Previous Article Next Article No good at figures Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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