Bristol doctor refused accessto confidential GMC notesBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7180.347b (Published 06 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:347
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
Dr John Roylance, one of the three doctors found guilty of serious professional misconduct in the Bristol heart surgery case, has lost an unprecedented legal bid to obtain notes of confidential deliberations by the General Medical Council's (GMC) professional conduct committee during its nine month inquiry into the case.
Dr Roylance, former chief executive of United Bristol Healthcare Trust, is the only one of the three doctors to appeal against the GMC's findings last June. His appeal, due to start on 10 February, is partly based …