St Mark's guidelineBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7202.133a (Published 10 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:133
- James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
Dear Chaplain, It has been brought to the attention of the trust guidelines committee that you are distributing a booklet entitled The Gospel According to St Mark. The committee has obtained a copy and has requested comments from the relevant departments. Several concerns have been raised.
In the title, “gospel” should be changed to “guideline.” “Gospel” implies inflexibility. With a guideline, however, adherence is closely monitored and persistent deviation …