Where now for expert witnesses?BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1418 (Published 03 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1418
- Michael J White, general practitioner1
- 1Stakes Lodge Surgery, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO7 8NS
The new GMC guidelines define the quality and conduct expected of expert witnesses.1 The way forward must be to introduce mandatory accreditation of all expert witnesses, and those who are expert witnesses in all but name—for example, doctors who take part in tribunals and prepare responses to complaints about medical and other healthcare colleagues.
If expert witnesses were a medical specialty with …