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GMC finds no case to answer against Ian Craft

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 30 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:747
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The General Medical Council has cleared Professor Ian Craft, one of the United Kingdom's best known fertility specialists, of serious professional misconduct after finding that the key witness against him was “unreliable.” Professor Craft had been accused of repeatedly overcharging a patient named only as Ms B. He also faced charges before the GMC's fitness to practise panel of failing to obtain informed consent for procedures, failing to keep proper records, and providing an inadequate standard of care.

    But during the three week hearing, Ms B's evidence often clashed with contemporaneous records kept by Professor Craft's clinic, the London Fertility Centre; by her own GP; and by London's Wellington Hospital, where she had laparoscopic …

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