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Letters The price of silence

Gagging and duties

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 13 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c148
  1. Paul J Galea, consultant anaesthetist
  1. 1Wigan Infirmary WN1 2NN
  1. pjgchalfont{at}

    Jane Cassidy’s article raises several pressing questions.1 The examples given are shocking, but many of us will be aware of others. There seems to be a trend for NHS trust administrations to abuse power—with law, regulations, guidelines, agreements reached, and promises made ignored or bypassed as convenient.

    Why? Firstly, because this is a way for administrators to …

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