The British Medical Association
When I was a medical student, I remember a junior doctor telling me that he often made spot diagnoses of people in the street. He just couldn't switch off from doctor mode.
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Speaking up for patient safety is never going to be easy. Doctors who whistleblow risk hostility from colleagues and the attention of the media.
But those who stand up to meet this vital professional responsibility should not have their lives made even more difficult by the people who should be supporting them.
Tags: BMA regional services, whistleblowing, GMC, mass media
He had worked as an emergency medicine consultant for over 20 years. Not only was he well respected in his trust, but his selfless commitment to the NHS was highly valued by both his patients and his clinical colleagues.
Tags: consultants, BMA regional services, contracts, negotiation, whistleblowing, defence
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