Patient Safety

Part of Petition - Royal Bank of Scotland Closure in Rothesay – in the House of Commons at 8:56 pm on 28th March 2018.

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Photo of Dr Caroline Johnson Dr Caroline Johnson Conservative, Sleaford and North Hykeham 8:56 pm, 28th March 2018

I congratulate my hon. Friend on passing that private Member’s Bill, which has undoubtedly saved many lives.

I am proud to work in a health service that, just last year, was rated the best and safest healthcare system in the world by the independent Commonwealth Fund think-tank. To err is human: we all make mistakes. The consequences of a doctor’s error, though, are potentially catastrophic. Doctors live with that responsibility and, as a doctor, I live in fear of making a mistake because I do not wish for anyone to suffer harm.