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GMC clears former BMA chairman of most charges

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6667 (Published 22 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6667
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The previous chairman of the BMA failed to take part in the postoperative care of several patients and failed to participate in multidisciplinary meetings to discuss patients’ care, a General Medical Council panel has held.

Jim Johnson, a former consultant surgeon at North Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust, was also found guilty of failing to administer intraoperative heparin when he should have done and failing on one occasion to explain that an operation carried a risk of leg amputation.

The GMC’s fitness to practise panel also found that he agreed to perform a femoropopliteal bypass in one …

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