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Withdraw Saatchi’s quackery bill

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2974 (Published 29 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2974

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Re: Withdraw Saatchi’s quackery bill

An increasing number of representative bodies are commenting on the proposed Saatchi Bill. To date I have seen not a single independent, knowledgable organisation support the proposed Bill.

If you want an excellent explanation as to why the Bill is wrong in princple then you should read Robert Francis QC's erudite view - http://www.serjeantsinn.com/ImageLibrary/Medical%20Innovation%20Bill.pdf

The Bill will not protect doctors or patients.

Competing interests: I am a lawyer who specialises in claims for clinical negligence

02 May 2014
Dr Darren Conway PhD
Lawyer
Flint Bishop LLP
St Michael's Way, Derby