Dishonest behaviour by health and care professionals: Exploring the views of the general public and professionals
A report for the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care
Maintaining public confidence in health and care professionals is critical to the success of these sectors, not only in terms of quality standards and professional competencies but also in terms of standards of conduct and public faith in the integrity of professionals. The issue of dishonesty and dishonest behaviour cuts to the heart of public perceptions of integrity, not least because patients and service users are, by definition, vulnerable.
As the oversight body with responsibility for scrutinising nine UK health and social care regulators, The Professional Standards Authority (The Authority), commissioned Policis to undertake qualitative research both with the public and professionals with a view to:
- Understanding the views of the public and health and care professionals across the UK on how different types – and degrees of – dishonest behaviour are seen to influence fitness to practise and professionalism in different contexts and in a range of health and care professions.
- Drawing out any implications for regulators to inform thinking around the issues and best practise in addressing dishonesty in both the health and care professions and more widely.
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