Letters Reporting suspected child abuse

The GMC’s paradoxical behaviour

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5191 (Published 06 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5191
  1. Peter T Wilmshurst, cardiologist1
  1. 1Vicarage Cottage, Shrewsbury SY5 6QE, UK
  1. peter.wilmshurst{at}tiscali.co.uk

Advice from the General Medical Council (GMC) on “Protecting children and young people” is at variance with its conduct, and the response of the medical establishment is muddled.1 The GMC destroyed the careers of paediatricians who exposed child abuse, but it allowed about 100 doctors who were convicted of accessing child pornography on the internet to remain on the medical …

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