BMA view on whistleblowing

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4405 (Published 27 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4405
  1. Mark Porter, chairman, BMA Consultants’ Committee
  1. 1BMA, London
  1. mporter{at}bma.org.uk

    The question “What are doctors for?” has been considered in the BMJ on more than one occasion. The straightforward answer is that our fundamental responsibility is to provide care of the highest possible quality to our patients and do all we can to guarantee their safety—no matter what obligations we have to any other parties, including our employers.

    The BMA’s guidance on whistleblowing recognises the huge …

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