GMC clears former BMA chairman of misconduct

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 26 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6825
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Jim Johnson, former chairman of the BMA, has been cleared of misconduct by the General Medical Council after an 11 week hearing into a catalogue of charges involving 14 patients.

A fitness to practise panel decided that his professional performance as a vascular surgeon had been deficient in some respects, mainly with regard to operating techniques, postoperative care of patients, and failure to attend multidisciplinary meetings (BMJ 2010;341:c6667, doi:10.1136/bmj.c6667). But the deficiencies had been remedied and his fitness to practise was not impaired, the panel held.

Mr Johnson, a consultant surgeon at North Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust, was …

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