Risk management for academics

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:703
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
  1. 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 …

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