GPs' responsibility for midwives' actions

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7065.1148b (Published 02 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1148

GPs are not responsible if midwives are employed by a trust or are self employed

  1. Caroline Flint
  1. President Royal College of Midwives, London W1M 0BE

    EDITOR,—Early this year I signed a joint statement with the Royal College of General Practitioners, which clearly states that midwives are at all times responsible and accountable for their actions. Thus I was dismayed to read P D Thomas's …

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