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BMA representative wins legal dispute over attempts to silence him about conditions in armed forces

BMJ 2022; 376 doi: (Published 25 January 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o207
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A BMA representative for armed forces doctors has secured a legal victory obliging the Ministry of Defence to revise its policy on service members speaking to the media without prior consent.

Glynn Evans, former chair of the BMA’s armed forces committee and an army reservist, was quoted in a 2018 article in the Times describing chronic computer failures at military surgeries around the country. And in a 2018 Mirror news story about an Afghanistan veteran who killed himself, Evans raised concerns about a shortage of military psychologists and other …

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