Gagging and dutiesBMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c148 (Published 13 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c148
- Paul J Galea, consultant anaesthetist
- 1Wigan Infirmary WN1 2NN
Jane Cassidy’s article raises several pressing questions.1 The examples given are shocking, but many of us will be aware of others. There seems to be a trend for NHS trust administrations to abuse power—with law, regulations, guidelines, agreements reached, and promises made ignored or bypassed as convenient.
Why? Firstly, because this is a way for administrators to …