Letters NHS doctors’ licence to challenge

When the only reasonable response is to be unreasonable

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4206 (Published 27 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4206
  1. Michael O'Donnell, retired GP and journeyman writer
  1. Loxhill GU8 4BD, UK
  1. michaelodonnell3{at}mac.com

Like Oliver, I’m uneasy with medical committees making the assumption that all progress will come through consensus.1

Consensus is a commendable way to stabilise established positions but is no way to seek ideas. As the full quote from Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman …

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