Bristol inquiry hears closing submissionsBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7233.468/c (Published 19 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:468
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
The inquiry into children's heart surgery services at the Bristol Royal Infirmary was urged last week to ask the General Medical Council to re-examine its “flawed conclusions” that three doctors were guilty of serious professional misconduct.
Christopher Sharpe QC, for the Surgeons' Support Group, made the plea as the inquiry heard closing submissions from lawyers for the parents' and surgeons' groups. Submissions were also made on behalf of John Roylance, former chief executive of United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust, and James Wisheart, the senior heart surgeon, both of whom were struck off the medical register by the GMC. The inquiry also heard submissions from lawyers for the …