General Medical Council rejects complaint brought by a member

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 19 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:134
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The General Medical Council has rejected a complaint by one of its own members that two hospital consultants were guilty of serious professional misconduct in criticising her. She said that they made “derogatory and denigratory comments” about her in email responses to a BMJ news story published last year (2001;322: 1565).

    The email letters were posted on the BMJ's website, and are reproduced in the letters section of the BMJ today.

    Council member Jennifer Colman accused Paul Diggory, consultant in elderly care medicine at Mayday University Hospital, Croydon, and Wendy Franks, consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, of misconduct for …

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