Doctor who revealed patient details cleared by GMCBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7275.1490/c (Published 16 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1490
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A consultant neurologist in Scotland who discussed a teenage patient with suspected Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in a television interview and revealed enough for a Sunday newspaper to identify her and splash her name on its front page was cleared of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council last week.
Peter Behan, a professor emeritus of Glasgow University and now retired from his consultant post at Glasgow's Southern General Hospital, told BBC2's Newsnight programme in June 1996 that he had a 15 year old patient who was thought to have become infected with …
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