Letters Doctors and the state

How much longer will patients trust us?

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39423.417824.1F (Published 13 December 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1226
  1. Christopher N Jones, consultant forensic psychiatrist
  1. 1Norvic Clinic, Norwich NR7 0HT
  1. christopher.jones{at}nwmhp.nhs.uk

    Before the British medical profession becomes too self-satisfied about the report that 5% of East German doctors reported confidential information to the Stasi,1 we should perhaps take a look at our own practice.

    Under the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA), all NHS bodies and, indirectly, all employed doctors, are under a statutory duty to participate …

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