Letters Innovation in medical practice

Doctors are free to innovate without fear of litigation

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h992 (Published 24 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h992
  1. Michael Devlin, head of professional standards and liaison1
  1. 1Medical Defence Union, London E14 5GS, UK
  1. dawn.boyall{at}themdu.com

We see no need for, and do not support, the Medical Innovation Bill but agree with Baum that the bill has provided an opportunity for a wider debate about innovation in medical practice.1

Since the bill was introduced to the House of Lords at the end of 2012, on the mistaken premise that …

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