The research in question, which found evidence of routine racial discrimination in the medical profession, appears to conform to these conditions. The reaction of the police in arresting the doctors who carried out the research is, therefore, heavy-handed, to say the least. And if disciplinary action is taken by the General Medical Council, this will be yet another example of the authorities ignoring abuses, while persecuting those who bring the abuses to public attention.
Dr Everington and Dr Esmail deserve thanks, not discipline.
Centre for Applied Ethics
University of Wales College of Cardiff
14 MarchReuse content