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Letters Tribalism and toxicity in maternity care

Interdepartmental hostility undermines patient care and demoralises staff

BMJ 2023; 381 doi: (Published 01 June 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;381:p1244
  1. Daniel J Chivers, foundation year 1 doctor
  1. Barnsley, UK
  1. djchivers307{at}

The tribalism and toxicity in maternity care reported by Wilkinson is all too familiar for many healthcare professionals and, as pointed out by Kirkup, is not isolated …

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