GMC clears GP accused of giving court “junk science” on MMR vaccine

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 30 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:416

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  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A GP whose expert report to a court highlighting the risks of immunisation of children was criticised as “junk science” by a senior judge has been cleared of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council.

    Jayne Donegan, of Herne Hill, London, was accused of contravening her duty as a court witness by giving misleading impressions of the research she cited, quoting selectively, and failing to be objective, independent, and unbiased.

    Dr Donegan wrote two reports for a case heard in 2002 in the family …

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