Safeguards for surgery by non-doctors produced

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 27 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:190

A set of safeguards designed to protect the safety of patients when invasive procedures are carried out by non-medically qualified people has been agreed by Britain's senior hospital doctors.

The move, by the Joint Consultants Committee, a representative forum of the medical royal colleges and the BMA, follows recent cases in which nurses carried out minor surgery without proper training. …

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