Our right to high standards of proof
Dr Colin M Clark, Lanarkshire
Doctors have a right to justice too.
We expect the standards we have to work by to be of the highest calibre.
We also expect the standards of proof of negligence to be of
the highest calibre possible.
Defensive medicine could destroy the NHS
and the whole ethos of trust and professionalism.
To consider removing a doctor's livelihood on
the standard of proof
based on balance of probabilities would make many think twice about
a career in medicine in
Stand by for a stampede to foreign lands.