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“Unacceptable behaviour” may lead to action against senior doctors at Aberdeen hospital

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7483 (Published 04 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7483
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

The General Medical Council (GMC) will consider whether to take action against senior doctors who have been severely criticised in a report into the running of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, one of Scotland’s major teaching hospitals.

The report, by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, made 13 recommendations for improvements at the hospital after finding serious failures in management, leadership, governance, and aspects of clinical care.1 It said that a small number of consultants had acted to undermine management and had “exhibited poor …

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