- How can professional regulation protect the public without undermining efforts to address toxic, fear-based cultures in health and social care?
- How can we deliver cultural change in frontline care without undermining individual accountability?
These are some of the questions we ask in chapter 4 of Safer care for all. It is vital that workplaces embrace just, learning cultures. At the same time, people need to be accountable for their actions when care has gone wrong, as this helps to keep patients and service users safe from poor practice. Professional regulation is not there to punish, but the public also need to have confidence that serious failures are dealt with – could professional regulation do more to explain its role in keeping people safe so that professionals are not practising in fear of unfair sanction? How can the use of confidential ‘safe spaces’ for learning coexist with candour and accountability? Read Chapter 4 to find out more.