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When Datix is deployed as a threat: how can nurses help foster a blame-free culture?

Misuse of patient safety reporting tools should be called out for the bullying it is

Misuse of patient safety reporting tools should be called out for the bullying it is and treated as misconduct

Reports of staff using NHS incident reporting systems such as Datix to blame, punish or threaten colleagues have circulated on social media for several years.

But pandemic pressures may have led to an increase in inappropriate, and even bizarre, use of such mechanisms according to researchers. So how can nurses help create a blame-free culture?

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Stacy Johnson is an associate professor at the University of Nottingham @misssdjohnson

It is sad to see this powerful patient safety tool corrupted.

Where Datixes are spurious

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