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Chief of England's blood service dismissed

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 18 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1185
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. London

    A crisis in the management of the National Blood Authority for England has led to the removal of its chairman, Sir Colin Walker. The health secretary, Frank Dobson, told the Commons that Sir Colin refused to resign so he dismissed him from his £10000 ($16000) a year part time post.

    This followed an independent report that Mr Dobson said was a damning indictment of the National Blood Authority. The report said that “widespread concern” existed among …

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