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GMC prefers “prudent patient” test

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6984.936c (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:936
  1. I F M Graham
  1. Consultant anaesthetist

    EDITOR,—Failure to obtain consent for rectal administration of postoperative analgesia, as described by John Mitchell,1 is common clinical practice in day case units. I wonder how the professional conduct committee of the General Medical Council would have responded if the patient had complained of pain at the site of an unexpected intramuscular injection of …

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