One important way we do this is through research. Today, we have released the data from our latest study, which shows that a fifth of UK adults have encountered behaviour from a health or care professional that made them doubt their fitness to practise.
The research also found:
- More than a quarter said the health or care professional in question seriously or persistently failed to meet standards.
- 16 per cent said they felt the professional failed to respect the rights of a patient to make their own choices.
- 13 per cent felt they were ‘hiding mistakes’.
- 9 per cent felt they were exploiting vulnerable patients.
- One in twenty said they had experienced or witnessed reckless or deliberately harmful acts.
- More and clearer information for employers and registrants explaining the difference between the FTP and other disciplinary or criminal proceedings.
- Case studies indicative of FTP cases that could be used as learning and discussion points.
- Clearer information for service users about what an FTP case looks like to help manage expectations on what we can and cannot deal with, as well as support and clear signposting for service users when they have a concern that is not a FTP issue.
- Better integrated and more interactive information, including cross-referencing exiting documents and more video and multimedia content.
- Today's research release
- Understanding public protection research, 2013