UK doctors urged to whistleblowBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7095.1641d (Published 07 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1641
- Colleen Shannon
Britain's Department of Health has urged doctors and nurses to speak out when they believe a colleague's behaviour could be endangering patients.
The call follows an inquiry into the case of Amanda Jenkinson, a nurse who was sentenced to five years in prison for causing grievous bodily harm to a patient in the intensive care unit at Bassetlaw Hospital, Nottinghamshire. Her appeal is pending.