Making Amends misses the point

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7436.407 (Published 12 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:407
  1. Michael Baum (michael@mbaum.freeserve.co.uk), emeritus professor of surgery
  1. University College London Portland Hospital, London W1W 5SN

    EDITOR—Making Amends says that NHS staff should inform patients of negligent acts.1 2 The chief medical officer's sweetening of the proposed duty of candour with an exemption from disciplinary action if reporting issues of patient safety is well intentioned but wrong.

    Every doctor tries to do his or her best to provide good quality care to his or her patients. As doctors, …

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