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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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A consultant gastroenterologist was visiting his friend, a patient in the same hospital, and observed particularly poor care.
Tags: whistleblowing, quality of care
In the days of 24-hour breaking news it is easy to get caught up in negativity and reaction. And sometimes it feels like doctors get more than their fair share of stick, be it in articles poring over the details of fitness-to-practise cases or news stories that exaggerate doctors’ pay.
Tags: bma council, whistleblowing, clinical performance, leadership, raising concerns, complaints
I felt duty bound to read the Francis report. In fact, I think it should be compulsory reading for all NHS healthcare workers.
Tags: whistleblowing, raising concerns, performance, complaints, junior doctors committee, medical education and training, clinical leadership, postgraduate deaneries, general medical council
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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