Following the posting of the recent anonymous blog by a brave nurse - a discussion was started on Twitter about the aspect of accountability, duty of candour mixed with a no blame culture.
If there has been a drug error:
The person who did the error needs to feel secure in the knowledge that there is a no blame culture, otherwise they may not report it in the first place.
The patient needs to be told that they has been an error with their care
The person who did the error needs to be held to account
So, can these three points coexist or are we wanting the impossible?