Should I complain about an inaccurate story about treatment I carried out?

You can - but a journalist might then ask you to set out exactly why the story is inaccurate. In these circumstances, it's usually impossible to give your version of events without breaching a patient's confidentiality. And if the journalist does agree to print your rebuttal, they will often repeat the allegations from the original report.

If you have concerns about a media story, read our guide on correcting misleading information in the media or contact our press office.

This page was correct at publication on 03/03/2022. 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.