Savage challenges Irvine for GMC presidencyBMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7195.1373a (Published 22 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1373
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
Sir Donald Irvine, president of the General Medical Council, is facing an attempt to unseat him, in part over his role in the Bristol heart surgery saga. The high profile obstetrician and gynaecologist Wendy Savage is to stand against Sir Donald for the presidency of the body which regulates British doctors, in an unprecedented challenge to an incumbent president.
Mrs Savage, a senior lecturer at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary and Westfield College, accuses Sir Donald of “a major political error” in embarking on a misconduct …