Letters Misconduct unsanctioned

No doctor should be above the law

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4766 (Published 06 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4766
  1. Peter D Sidebotham, doctor
  1. Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
  1. p.sidebotham{at}warwick.ac.uk

In her report on the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Services’ hearing on John Brookes, Dyer commented that the service had ruled that “his unique surgical skills made him too important to patients’ welfare to suspend.”1

I have no doubt that Brookes is an extremely skilled surgeon, who is clearly doing amazing work in …

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