Should I complain about an inaccurate press story about treatment I carried out?

You can. However, most journalists will then expect you to set out exactly why the story is inaccurate and it is usually impossible to give your version of events without breaching a patient's confidentiality. And if the journalist does agree to print your rebuttal, they will often repeat the allegations from the original report.

If you have concerns about a media story, contact the MDU press office on 020 7202 1535 or 020 7202 1504.

This page was correct at publication on 14/08/2018. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

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