Are the media manipulating the GMC?BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7144.1607a (Published 23 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1607
- Alan Kerr, Consultant otolaryngologist
- Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast BT12 6BA
EDITOR—Smith's review of media coverage of the General Medical Council draws attention to the fact that regardless of the outcome of the case in Bristol (in which two cardiothoracic surgeons and a manager are accused of operating on children despite high mortality) the GMC will lose.1 It is important that the GMC acts appropriately in this case; the GMC is on trial as much as, if not more than, the doctors from Bristol. Because this trial has been driven by the media …
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