Doctors frightened to speak out against trust, says report

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 22 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:650
  1. Jane Seymour
  1. London

    Sick patients are being put at risk by being shunted between hospitals in a Midlands hospital trust and by serious overcrowding, the NHS watchdog, the Commission for Health Improvement, has warned.

    In a damning report published this week, the commission also criticised the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust for generating a culture in which doctors were afraid to speak out about problems for fear of being victimised. And it urged the trust to take a closer look at its death …

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