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Our advice for raising concerns in your organisation.
Dr Sally Old looks at the importance of raising concerns and advises on doctors' options for action.
A doctor's duties to raise concerns about a colleague override any personal or professional loyalties.
Junior doctors are more likely to raise concerns, the GMC National Training Survey 2013 revealed. Prof Sir Peter Rubin, GMC Chair, expands on the findings.
A doctor's religious beliefs or conscientious objection to a treatment may prevent them from agreeing to carry out certain actions.
Injuries from weapons such as knives, guns or even crossbows can raise questions over confidentiality and a doctor's duty to contact the authorities.
I suspect a colleague has a drink problem. Can I raise concerns without proof?
I've raised a concern. Should I take things further if no action is taken by my hospital?
Who should I raise my concerns to at my hospital?