Learning from Gosport

4 December 2019

As the professional regulator of nurses and midwives in the UK, and nursing associates in England, we work to ensure these professionals have the knowledge and skills to deliver consistent, quality care that keeps people safe.

We know we let many people down in our response to care failings in care at Gosport War Memorial Hospital – for that we are very sorry.

We’ve made some important changes since the tragic events at Gosport occurred.

We’ve also identified key themes from the Gosport Independent Panel’s report that we think are helpful for nursing and midwifery professionals to consider.

The key themes are:

  • Communication and the importance of listening to those in care and their families
  • Speaking up when things go wrong or they have concerns
  • Accountability for care given and any consequences
  • Clear and consistent record keeping.

Using these themes, we’ve created a resource for nurses, midwives and nursing associates.

Visit the Learning from Gosport section for more information.

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