Risk management for academicsBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7518.703-a (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:703
- Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
- University College London
I was recently sent a PhD thesis to mark. As well as the smartly bound thesis, the parcel included an eight page glossy leaflet entitled “Safety—everyone's responsibility.” On my forthcoming visit to viva the candidate, I was informed, I should take reasonable measures to stay out of danger and not to harm others. I should place my used batteries only in bins labelled “toxic waste” and avoid blocking fire escape routes.
On the basis of my …