An orthopaedic surgeon succeeded in his complaint to the General Medical Council about his fitness to practice. The surgeon was cleared of all charges and was found to have acted in good faith. The case focussed attention on the balance between an individual clinician’s responsibility towards patients and that of Management within the Health Service.
The surgeon was represented by Magnus Boyd
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