THE INDEPENDENT: More than 1m people think avoidable GP and dentist errors in the past year have harmed them

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 14/6/2018

Description

As many as one-and-a-half million people in Britain believe that they have been harmed by avoidable mistakes or failings at their GP practice, dentist, or walk in centre in the past year, a study has found.

This could be as high as 3 million people when avoidable “near misses” are included, and these changes can have a lasting impact on the trust patients have in using these services in the future.

Media coverage

TitleMore than 1m people think avoidable GP and dentist errors in the past year have harmed them
Media name/outletThe Independent
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date14/06/18
DescriptionAs many as one-and-a-half million people in Britain believe that they have been harmed by avoidable mistakes or failings at their GP practice, dentist, or walk in centre in the past year, a study has found.

This could be as high as 3 million people when avoidable “near misses” are included, and these changes can have a lasting impact on the trust patients have in using these services in the future.
URLhttps://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/en/media/search.html?ordering=clippingOrderByDate&descending=true
PersonsJill Stocks, Aneez Esmail