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Trust boss gets GMC warning for failing to mention that doctor he referred had raised concerns

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1961 (Published 05 August 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n1961
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

An NHS boss who wrongly assured the General Medical Council that a doctor he was reporting to the regulator was not a whistleblower has received a formal warning from the GMC for making a misleading and inaccurate statement.

David Rosser, then medical director of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, referred consultant ophthalmic surgeon Tristan Reuser to the GMC in June 2017 after the trust had decided to dismiss him. He told the GMC that Reuser had not been involved in any whistleblowing episode or other attempts to raise concerns within the organisation.

But the previous January Reuser and another consultant had made a “protected disclosure” under …

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