NHS to leave defensive culture behind

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the NHS should not need whistleblowers because "we should already have a culture where people want to find out that things have gone wrong, and why they've gone wrong, and to learn from them".

Mr Hunt claims that the defensive culture in NHS should turn into an open and productive discussion, acknowledging that mistakes can happen and "no one goes into work wanting to harm a patient". Changes have been made, he continues, to help the development of a "culture where there is less blame" and speaking out is encouraged.

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