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Bristol whistleblower describes his vision of professional monitoring

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7225.1592g (Published 18 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1592
  1. Gavin Yamey
  1. BMJ

    Stephen Bolsin, the anaesthetist who raised concerns about paediatric heart surgery services at the Bristol Royal Infirmary (27 November, p 1387), told a BMJ conference on whistleblowing that all doctors should be given regular anonymous feedback about their performance so that they can “blow the whistle on themselves” before serious errors occur.

    “Risk adjusted measures of performance can be achieved,” he said, “and these …

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