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GMC rules against doctor who used unconventional tests and treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 07 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7220
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A GP who diagnosed an infection similar to Lyme disease in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome adopted an “unwavering mindset” that ignored mainstream medicine, a General Medical Council fitness to practise panel has said.

The panel decided that Andrew Wright’s fitness to practise was impaired, despite his recantation and his resolution to practise only evidence based medicine in future. The sanction to be imposed will be decided at a later date.

Dr Wright ran a private practice in Bolton, Lancashire, specialising in the management of fatigue disorders from 2003 to 2006. He faced …

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