Doctors 'climate of fear' warning over reforms

Ahead of a detailed consultation on proposals to criminalise wilful negligence in the medical profession, doctors leaders warn that the reforms would lead to a "climate of fear" in the profession.

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Medics may face jail for neglect

The wilful neglect of patients is to be made a criminal offence under NHS reforms being introduced in the wake of the Mid Staffordshire and other care scandals. David Cameron said health workers would face "the full force of the law".