Scottish doctors call for better protection when speaking out about concernsBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2591 (Published 14 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2591
- Bryan Christie
Doctors in Scotland are calling on the government to ensure that colleagues who raise concerns about patient care can do so without fear of being victimised.
The call from the BMA in Scotland follows an online survey which found that four in 10 doctors had failed to report concerns because they did not think it would make a difference or they feared the consequences of speaking out. One in ten of those who did act were given some indication that speaking out could have a negative impact on their employment.
The consequences of suppressing …