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Letters The price of silence

18 Liverpool consultants reply

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 24 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4981
  1. Elizabeth Adams, consultant gynaecologist1,
  2. Iwan Lewis-Jones, consultant clinical andrologist1,
  3. Zarko Alfirevic, professor of fetal and maternal medicine1,
  4. Robert MacDonald, consultant gynaecologist1,
  5. Feroza Dawood, consultant gynaecologist1,
  6. Shuba Mallaiah, consultant anaesthetist1,
  7. Edwin Djabatey, consultant anaesthetist1,
  8. Derek Parkinson, consultant gynaecologist1,
  9. Roy Farquharson, consultant gynaecologist1,
  10. David Patrick, consultant anaesthetist1,
  11. Gillian Fowler, consultant gynaecologist1,
  12. Mark Turner, consultant neonatologist1,
  13. Dharani Hapangama, consultant anaesthetist1,
  14. Todd Wauchob, consultant anaesthetist1,
  15. Charles Kingsland, consultant of gynaecology and reproductive medicine1,
  16. Andrew Weeks, consultant obstetrician1,
  17. Robert Kingston, consultant gynaecologist1,
  18. John Kirwan, consultant gynaecologist1
  1. 1Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool L8 7SS
  1. helen.gavin{at}

    We have every confidence in the clinical safety of our services. There is no evidence in the trust’s adverse clinical event reporting system to support allegations made in the article by Gornall about poor clinical practices allegedly witnessed by Peter Bousfield.1 Mr Bousfield would have had a duty to report through this system in the course of his practice, …

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