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RCN general secretary may face “no confidence” vote

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7352.1477/c (Published 22 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1477
  1. Rebecca Coombes
  1. London

    Beverly Malone, the general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, may face a vote of “no confidence” by members after serious concerns about her behaviour.

    Kentucky born Dr Malone, who came to the United Kingdom last year on a work permit to take up the post, was also due to be questioned about internal affairs by the union's ruling council this week.

    Among the complaints against the nursing leader, a former aide to Bill Clinton, are that she pulled strings to enable her mother, a US citizen, to receive a quick cataract operation at an NHS hospital …

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