I believe I've been defamed online by a patient and I want to sue. What do you advise?

Much depends on what has been written about you, but defamation law is notoriously complex and actions can be counterproductive as they often attract more attention than the original article.

Because of the unpredictable nature of defamation proceedings, we believe it is not generally in the interests of members to pursue defamation actions.

If you need further advice, contact our press office or see our separate guide on correcting misleading information in the media.

This page was correct at publication on 21/01/2022. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.