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Managers must respond to doctors’ patient safety concerns, GMC says

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j160 (Published 10 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j160
  1. Tom Moberly
  1. The BMJ

Doctors must continue to highlight risks to the safety of patients as pressure on services mounts,1 and health service managers must respond to these concerns, the UK General Medical Council has said.

Charlie Massey, the GMC’s chief executive, said that the regulator recognised that doctors across the United Kingdom were doing their utmost to maintain standards of care for patients. “They are telling us that there is unprecedented demand on services and that concerted action is now needed …

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