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A report from Dr Myhill on the GMC, MAIMES and Dr Jane Barton-30th June 2018

Discussion in 'Advocacy Projects and Campaigns' started by Binkie4, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. Binkie4

    Binkie4 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    A rather interesting insight into the GMC and its workings. Dr Myhill's case was being heard at a similar time to Dr Jane Barton's.

    ( Rather a shame that Dr Myhill was inaccurate in saying that Wessely was a Pace author. If anyone Is in contact with her, please could you clarify.)

     
  2. adambeyoncelowe

    adambeyoncelowe Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Is this an old video? I feel like I've seen it before.

    Since then, I think she has addressed the Wessely error. She has had to make the case to the GMC about why he should be included, I think, so someone obviously pointed out he wasn't an author. However, he was involved as a centre coordinator (or whatever term was used), as per the published paper. So arguably he was involved--it's just whether the GMC see it that way.
     
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    adambeyoncelowe Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I stand corrected. It says it was published on the 30 June.
     
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    Binkie4 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes. I remember the S4ME discussion. I just think it's wise to be as accurate as possible.
    I was particularly interested in the info about Dr Jane Barton and how the GMC handled that. Unbelievable.
    Have asked mod if title can be changed to better reflect the content.

    I don't remember seeing this before. She refers to receiving over 200 letters so concluded it was relatively recent sparked by the Jane Barton affair. I find that horrifying.

    ETA: cross posted within post above
    ETA: thanks for changing title @Trish
     
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    adambeyoncelowe Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes, she needs to be more accurate. The text beneath the video called him an associate, not author, but it was muddled in the video itself.
     
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    Skycloud Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I think she could have taken a bit more care in what she said; for example I think she's overstated that fraud is a fact. There's certainly evidence that could point that way but until such time that fraud is proven I think she should be more nuanced in how she phrases it.

    However this is bang on the nose:
    It will take pressure as she says and I hope the GMC are rattled into acting fairly rather than closing ranks which seems to be the default reaction in the UK regarding ME.
     
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    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    That worries me too. I applaud Dr Myhill's care for her patients and her good intentions, but I worry that she gets some of her facts wrong and overstates the fraud idea - better surely to call the PACE people out for bad science as David Tuller does.
     
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    Binkie4 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/...ee-at-gosport-war-memorial-hospital-qqdw3zffj

    "The GMC also faced criticism for “a lack of candour” with families over the potential for conflict of interest, because Dr Barton’s brother Christopher Bulstrode had been on its council until late 2008." ( Taken from link above)

    These are presumably the circumstances Dr Myhill referred to in the video clip and what she is using ( alongside a comparison with her own suspension) to support her view that the GMC can't be trusted to properly investigate.

    Does anyone know what stage the MAIMES campaign has reached at the GMC?@adambeyoncelowe

    Surely the GMC is another medical institution that needs a spotlight shining on it, alongside the Lancet, BMJ etc? Could this become the " pressure" Dr Myhill refers to as needed.

    ETA: ? @dave30th
     
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    @adambeyoncelowe
    Thank you for the date. I've incorporated it into the title.
     
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    I'm afraid I don't know. It's been a while since she submitted everything. Maybe Craig is the person to ask?
     
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    Anyone?
     

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