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Whistleblowing helpline takes more than 350 calls in first four months

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2774 (Published 29 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2774
  1. Helen Jaques
  1. 1BMJ

The UK General Medical Council’s confidential whistleblowing helpline for doctors has received over 350 calls since it launched last December, equivalent to more than three calls a day.

Of the 358 calls received in the first 15 weeks of the helpline’s operation, one in eight (12.3%) detailed concerns that were serious enough to be referred to …

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