Letters Medical guidelines

For the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools?

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a914 (Published 22 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a914
  1. Bob Bury, consultant radiologist
  1. 1Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3EX
  1. bobbury{at}gmail.com

    Spence’s article is one of the first things I turn (electronically) to each Friday morning. So it was disappointing to see him regurgitating the tired old complaints about clinical guidelines—stifling clinical freedom, imposing straitjackets, etc.1

    I chair the clinical guidelines committee at one of the largest trusts in the country (and already I sense you smirking in that slightly tired …

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