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1. Follow the guidance in (paragraph 23c) if the risk arises from an adverse incident involving a medical device.

2. General Medical Council (2012) Leadership and management for all doctors.

3. The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 protects individuals making disclosures that ‘tend to show’ that the health or safety of a person is or may be endangered. These are ‘protected disclosures’.

4. For further information see the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, the NHS Constitution or Public Concern at Work.

5. For more information on how we respond to concerns.

6. For guidance in establishing systems and policies in England see Speak up for a Healthy NHS: How to implement and review whistleblowing arrangements in your organisation (pdf). In Scotland see NHS Scotland, Implementing & Reviewing Whistleblowing Arrangements in NHS Scotland PIN Policy (pdf) (May 2011)

7. For information about the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 see Public Concern at Work and

8. For more information, see Good medical practice, paragraph 55.

9. Update in June 2013 to refer to the GMC's confidential helpline, Further information can be found on the Concerns about doctors webpage. You can contact the Helpline on 0161 923 6399.