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BMA is urged to seek legal advice for doctors on refusing to work because of system failures

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 26 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4421
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. Belfast

Doctors have called on the BMA to obtain legal guidance for doctors on whether they can refuse to work when system failures, such as understaffing or IT breakdowns, mean that patient safety cannot be guaranteed.

Representatives at the association’s annual meeting in Belfast on 26 June voted in favour of a motion that also called for guidance for doctors on their contractual and regulatory position if they …

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