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Controversial allergy doctor is given formal warning by GMC

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2993 (Published 25 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2993
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A controversial allergy doctor has been given a formal warning by the General Medical Council after her fitness to practise was found to be “on the cusp of a finding of impairment.”

Jean Monro was found guilty of misconduct for practising beyond her competence and giving a patient inappropriate and potentially harmful chelation therapy for lead poisoning on the basis of a diagnosis that involved “inappropriate and ineffective” tests.

Monro, who qualified in 1960, saw the patient, “HB,” at Breakspear Hospital, a private day hospital …

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