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“So when they set up new bodies to replace key functions of the Royal
Colleges, who resisted? Not the Colleges or Faculties, all 27 of them
with their 28 opinions.”
The facts are different. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
unanimously approved an article for publication, which the BMJ published
in 2002, under my name as Chairman of the Academy at the time, with the
title “De-professionalizing doctors”. So all the Colleges and Faculties
could and did agree a single opinion and publicly issued a warning with
this striking title.
Simultaneously, the Academy gave written advice to the Department of
Health, important parts of which were rejected.
Denis Pereira Gray
Sir Denis Pereira Gray, Chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges,
Drife JO Confessions of a collaborator BMJ, 334, 640
Pereira Gray D (2002) De-professionalising doctors? 324, 627-8.
Past Chairman, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges