Letters David Southall case

The authorities should be held to account for Southall’s wrecked career

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4024 (Published 12 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4024
  1. Michael J Goodman, consultant gastroenterologist1
  1. 1Manchester M3 4DW, UK
  1. dr.m.goodman{at}btinternet.com

Southall’s wrecked career is a tragedy.1 Unfortunately, all judicial systems (including General Medical Council (GMC) fitness to practise procedures) have their imperfections. When consultants employed by the NHS or university have to defend themselves in judicial proceedings on account of actions taken …

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