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Letters The “Saatchi bill”

The Saatchi gamble that law will drive creativity in medicine

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 14 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3139
  1. Susan Bewley, professor of complex obstetrics1
  1. 1King’s College London, Women’s Academic Health Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital, London SE1 7NH, UK
  1. susan.bewley{at}

Surely it is reckless to interfere with something that “works.”1 Rawlins’s logic seems to be that there is no legal impediment to innovation; there is “anecdotal” evidence of fear of law; and therefore we need more law (rather than simple reassurance, clear information, and financial stimulation).

This bill is the wrong prescription for a badly formulated diagnosis. Bad doctors …

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