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Breakspear doctor doing chelation therapy - GMC finds misconduct

Discussion in 'ME/CFS Doctors' started by Jenny, May 10, 2012.

  1. Jenny

    Jenny Senior Member

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  2. Min

    Min Guest

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    I make of it that any doctor in the UK prepared to treat M.E. as a physical illness will be hounded by the GMC , which is bizarre as M.E. is classifed as a physical illness by the WHO.
     
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    What astounds me is this doctor got into trouble when he actually HELPED this CFS patient. Check out the following part.

    A part from that link
    It's ridiculous this doctor helped this patient by his treatment (chelation) .. and then gets in trouble for it and they go and say cause it did help the patient.. that it must of worked as a placebo!!

    While all the while saying it was wrong of the doctor and putting the patient at risk of harm by giving this patient hope. (they never consider what harm it does to patients to not be offering them treatments and leaving them with no hope).

    How can they say that something which really helped the patient.. wasnt in his best interests??.

    I guess the following says it all (the patient turned against his "orthodox" doctors due to this other doctor getting him to do a DMSA challenge test then actually helping him).


    Seems like situation in england is getting worst not better, with CFS patients experiences of treatments meaning nothing (cause everything except GET and CBT, must be placebo).
     
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  4. richvank

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    Another sad chapter in the history of regulation of medical practice in the UK.

    Wasn't there a move to abolish the GMC in the UK on the grounds that it acts as both prosecutor and judge? What has happened to that?

    Rich
     
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    I have a first appointment with the doctor involved, Jean Monroe at Breakspear next month and have a recent hair mineral analysis (the doctor uses this test) done by Dog Person which shows my already very high lead levels have doubled in the past two years. I was wondering whether she would advise chelation but it does not look likely now. More clamping down on the few doctors who help us in the UK.
     
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    Good question Rich! The sooner the GMC are abolished the better. They are a positive danger to patient welfare.
     
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    the doctor could now be completely disbarred, as not allowed now to advise on chelation at all. It was part of the conditions of being allowed to stay in practice.
     

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