Public concern about complaints against doctors is widespread

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7160.751 (Published 12 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:751
  1. Anne Savage, Retired general practitioner
  1. Akenside Road, London NW3 5RA

    EDITOR—In your review of the Dispatches television programme that attacked the General Medical Council you made several pertinent points about public disquiet.1 I have now been working as a volunteer for the Patients' Association for over two years, answering letters and calls on the helpline, and I have found that concern about the complaints procedures in place at the local level is widespread. How widespread I cannot say as we only hear from the …

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