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Doctors call for an end to “malicious stories”

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6942.1457 (Published 04 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1457
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    A group of five women doctors, all of whom claim to have had false and damaging allegations made against them, is calling on the General Medical Council (GMC) - the doctors' regulatory body in Britain - to take action against doctors who harm colleagues' careers by spreading malicious stories.

    The women include Professor Wendy Savage, a senior lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology who was suspended in 1985 on grounds of alleged incompetence and later reinstated after a six week inquiry, and Dr Bridget O'Connell, who has just received an apology form her health authority after being suspended for 12 years from her job as consultant …

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