Threat of action for libel

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6973.189b (Published 21 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:189
  1. Martin McKee, Senior lecturer
  1. Department of Public Health and Policy, Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT

    EDITOR,—The BMJ is to be congratulated for its strong stand against the insidious erosion of freedom of speech in the NHS.1 As Smith notes, one of the mechanisms by which this is being executed is the threat of action for libel, something of which I …

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