Specialist ousted in research row

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 19 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:839
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A British epilepsy specialist has been dismissed after an inquiry panel appointed by the Singaporean government found that he had infringed patients' rights and acted unethically while conducting research as director of Singapore's National Neuroscience Institute.

    Professor Simon Shorvon, 54, was dismissed from his post last Thursday after conceding in a letter that the panel's findings were correct. “I accept the report and the findings therein,” he wrote in a letter dated 31 March in response to the panel's original report, which was released on 21 March.

    Mr Michael Lim, chairman of the National Healthcare Group, the public body that employed Professor Shorvon, wrote to …

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