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Letters The price of silence

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BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 24 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4986
  1. Jonathan Gornall, freelance journalist1
  1. 1London
  1. jgornall{at}

    The response from 18 consultants at Liverpool Women’s Health NHS Foundation Trust is understandable but beside the point1: the article was not an attack on clinical standards but an account of the trust’s reaction to concerns raised by one of their former colleagues.2 Whatever the merits of those concerns, the real question is why the trust went to such remarkable lengths to silence …

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