BMA meeting: NHS must not penalise whistleblowers, representatives say

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 29 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3505
  1. Deborah Cohen
  1. 1BMJ

    Doctors’ contracts should include clauses entitling them to publish and speak on matters without the prior consent of the employing authority, the BMA annual conference has heard.

    Demanding that the BMA should lobby for the safeguarding of whistleblowers, Paul Anderson, a respiratory medicine consultant in Sheffield, said that doctors had specific obligations to protect patients. This included raising concerns if the safety of patients has been compromised, protecting patients …

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