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Letters The price of silence

Clarification on gagging clauses

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 24 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4991
  1. Peter Rubin, chair1
  1. 1General Medical Council, London NW1 3JN
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    Cassidy’s feature article is very concerning.1 I want to make clear that any doctor who wants to report genuine concerns will have nothing to fear from the General Medical Council. The GMC emphasises the responsibility of doctors to report their concerns, and this is echoed throughout our guidance. In particular Good Medical Practice (2006) states both that …

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