Former BMA chairman faces charges of misconduct and deficient performance

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 21 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5237
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    The former chairman of the BMA, James Johnson, faces charges of professional misconduct and deficient professional performance in his work as a surgeon, in a two month hearing at the General Medical Council that opened on 20 September.

    In seven cases between June 2006 and January 2008 Mr Johnson, a vascular surgeon at Halton General Hospital in Runcorn, Cheshire, is accused of failing to make patients aware of the potential risks and benefits of surgery. Some operations are also alleged not to have been surgically …

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