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UK appeal upholds clinical responsibility of managers

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7189.962a (Published 10 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:962
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Dr John Roylance, former chief executive of United Bristol Healthcare Trust, last week lost his appeal against the General Medical Council's finding of serious professional misconduct over his role in the Bristol heart surgery case. He was found guilty by the General Medical Council (GMC) last June along with two surgeons, James Wisheart and Janardan Dhasmana, but was the only one of the three to appeal.

    The GMC found Dr Roylance, who retired in 1995, guilty of failing to act on concerns raised by …

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