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Letters Safeguarding NHS standards

Medical responsibility is key

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 09 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2329
  1. Christoph Lees, consultant obstetrician1
  1. 1Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ
  1. christoph.lees{at}

    Is the answer to safeguarding standards really to introduce another layer of bureaucracy—“quality accounts”—that need to be signed off?1

    The strong pressure for doctors to behave as corporate beings can conflict with doing …

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