Clinical judgement trumps guidelines: expert

Speaking at a Grand Rounds meeting this week at Dunedin Hospital in New Zealand, Professor David Haslam, chair of  the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), emphasised the importance of clinical judgement.

“When I meet the presidents of the royal colleges in the UK, they frequently tell me that junior doctors, especially, treat guidelines as if they are mandatory,” Professor Haslam said.