Raising concerns and reporting poor care in practice

Robin Ion*, Aled Jones, Richard Craven

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This article considers the issue of poor care and how nurses should respond when they encounter it. Several reports and inquiries into failings in care have called into question the standards of care provided by nurses. Of equal concern is the observation that in some instances, poor care is unreported. While there may be underlying structural and organisational reasons for this, it is contended that nurses have a legal, moral and professional obligation to report poor care when they become aware of it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-63
Number of pages9
JournalNursing Standard
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Failings in care
  • Francis report
  • Poor care
  • Raising concerns
  • Reporting concerns
  • Whistleblowing


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