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Moving from Safety I to Safety II, but what about the media?
  1. Nicholas Woodier
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nicholas Woodier, Trent Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK; nicholas.woodier{at}

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I have recently returned from the Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare 2014 conference in Nottingham and while there was privileged to hear and meet Professor Erik Hollnagel. He presented eloquently on his work relating to ‘From Safety I to Safety II’,1 which provided an excellent opening for the conference's theme of ‘Changing Behaviours.’ His work sparked much debate and reflection, particularly by me when presenting our simulation work related to the Duty of Candour. We opened with a discussion considering how the National Health Service (NHS) was perceived by the general population of the UK. The conversation moved to the role of the media in driving the campaign for patient safety and openness.

The media has embraced the reports of a small number of high-profile …

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