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Letters Institutional safety problem

Sitting leaders ask you to stand up for safety

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 15 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2816
  1. Peter T Wilmshurst, consultant cardiologist1
  1. 1Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ
  1. peter.wilmshurst{at}

    If junior doctors follow the recommendation of medical leaders and stand up for the safety of patients will they receive support from those leaders?1

    “Staff concerns about safety at Mid Staffordshire trust were ‘lost in a black hole.’”2 The evidence suggests that whistleblowers who report concerns are treated no better in the NHS now than at the time of the scandal at Bristol Royal Infirmary.3 Medical leaders …

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