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UK doctors urged to whistleblow

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 07 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1641
  1. Colleen Shannon
  1. London

    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.

    More doctors would report colleagues if …

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