BMA annual representative meeting, Torquay, 25 June to 29 June

Doctors call for England's chief medical officer to resign over “NHS in crisis”

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39258.575625.DB (Published 28 June 2007)
Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1337.1

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  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. Torquay

    Doctors' leaders have called for the resignation of the chief medical officer for England, Liam Donaldson, blaming him for a catalogue of disasters that is engulfing the NHS.

    John Hyslop, chairman of the BMA's Central Consultants and Specialists Committee, who proposed the motion at the BMA's annual representatives' meeting, cited as reasons for Professor Donaldson to resign the disagreement between doctors and the Department of Health over doctors' regulation and the chaos created by the new system for allocating training places for junior doctors. Both were good ideas that had got “into problems because of mismanagement by the Department of Health,” he said.

    Dr …

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