Letters Secret filming of GPs

Secret filming of GPs was unethical and unwise

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6941 (Published 01 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6941
  1. Mike Ebdy, general practitioner1
  1. 1Tarleton, Lancashire, UK
  1. mike{at}ebdys.wanadoo.co.uk

Although the performance of some general practitioners is undeniably deficient, the ethics of the Dispatches programme using secret filming of GPs left much to be desired.1 Three doctors were pilloried. The first did indefensible things, the second made much more understandable errors, and the third (out of hours) was blamed for …

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