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Research into attitudes to dishonest behaviour by health and care professionals

20 Jun 2016 | Professional Standards Authority
  • Research Papers

June 2016 research report by Policis

This research, carried out by independent research agency Policis, looks at public and professional attitudes towards dishonest behaviour by health and care professionals.

The researchers used qualitative methods to explore responses to a number of scenarios based on real-life cases of professional dishonesty. 

We commissioned this project to explore public and professional views on these types of cases. In many of the decisions about practitioners that we review and go on to appeal, we find that dishonesty has not been properly taken into account.