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Dr MyHill's License in Jeopardy

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Cort, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. JPV

    JPV Senior Member

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    I thought that a portion of the second half of the post was yours. Sorry if I was mistaken. It helps to use the quoting tags to clarify what's yours and what isn't.
     
  2. V99

    V99 *****

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    Well a friend said... is not good enough, the friend will need to make a statement and provide proof. At the moment I guess it is just hearsay.
     
  3. fred

    fred The game is afoot

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    At the risk of sounding pedantic, I ruled under my own introductory comment and prefaced each subsequent post with the Facebook url. Quote marks make me dizzy and I am struggling to use the quote function, no matter how many times they are explained to me.

    Anyway, these are mute points between the cognitively challenged.

    The key point is that criticisms of Sarah (unwelcome or otherwise) are being aired and discussed.
     
  4. Supporters of Dr Myhill

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  5. fred

    fred The game is afoot

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    Post from Jane Bryant of One Click

    This is worth posting in full.

    "One Click Group Director Jane Bryant writes: Im livid! Im banging my fists in FURY on my desk this Sunday morning in London UK at the constant harassment of Dr Sarah Myhill, MB BS, by the wretched General Medical Council (GMC) quango. This most excellent doctor is a lifeline support for many thousands of patients. No patient has ever complained about Dr Myhill. Yet certain pig-sick jealous doctors skulking disreputably in the shadows seem to be making it their shoddy lifes work to do Dr Myhill harm without any just cause by making anonymous complaints about her. This latest assault is a GMC Interim Orders Panel that is trying to rip Dr Myhills medical licence off her whilst refusing to allow her to defend herself. She is to be presumed guilty without trial. This goes completely contrary to the law in Britain and represents stunning injustice. Read Dr Myhills Open Letter to us all published on One Click. Let your fingers do the walking. Rain emails down at the GMC address provided in such quantity that the GMC servers collapse. Ring them up. Fax them. Please help to orchestrate such a protest cacophony that the GMC never dares to hassle Dr Myhill on such spurious and risible grounds again. Give the GMC such a bloody nose that they never try to pull a stunt like this again. Please help Dr Myhill by joining hands across the world to protect this doctor that cares and has done so much good for so many."

    Jane Bryant, The One Click Group
     
  6. spindrift

    spindrift Plays With Voodoo Dollies

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    Thanks for the info, Paddygirl :Retro smile:
     
  7. spindrift

    spindrift Plays With Voodoo Dollies

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    :hug:

    You are finally here!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Supporters of Dr Myhill

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    It was post 53 that did it!!


    x
     
  9. spindrift

    spindrift Plays With Voodoo Dollies

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    What ever it takes to get you here ;)
     
  10. Supporters of Dr Myhill

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    May just hold you to that!

    I sent you an email - want people to copy their emails to the CEO of GMC too.

    Details in email.


    x
     
  11. fred

    fred The game is afoot

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    Prof. Dr. O.D Saugstad writes in defence of Sarah

    The following is a post on ESME's Facebook page (post starts after the url).

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/pages/ESME-European-Society-for-ME/326113349124?ref=ts

    ESME has had the first response from ESME Think Tank Panel member Prof. Dr. O.D Saugstad from Norway on CMC to Withdraw Licence from Dr. Sarah Myhill:

    To whom it may concern

    I have read through dr Myhills website, specially regarding CFS. There is now general agreement that regular vitamin B12 intramuscular injections improve the condition of many CFS/ME patients. According to my understanding dr Myhills approach is in line with many international experts on ME.

    Sincerely yours

    Ola Didrik Saugstad
    MD PhD FRCPE
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Director Department of Pediatric Research
    Rikshospitalet Medical Ctr
    University of Oslo
    Norway
     
  12. fred

    fred The game is afoot

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    Message from Dr Myhill posted on Facebook

    The following message from Dr Myhill has been posted on the 'Support Sarah' Facebook page (post starts after the URL).

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/group.php?gid=108048875899603&ref=ts

    This has been the most extraordinary weekend with wonderful emails of support - a very humbling experience. Just this weekend I have received copies of 75 superb letters to the GMC!

    These are not just from patients but people all over the world including America (Chicago, California, Colarado, Maine, Ilanois, Florida), Canada, Australia (New South Wales), Germany, The Netherlands and now nineteen letters from Italy!

    As Penny Bunn, Campaign Manager pointed out, I am being treated considerably worse than Harold Shipman - he was arrested on Sept 7th 1998, convicted on Jan 31st 2000 but not struck off the medical register until 11 days later! At least the GMC were sure he was guilty first!

    Many people are taking their cases to the Press on the grounds that if I lose my license to practise then their health will be directly and adversely affected. The prime purpose of the GMC is supposed to be to protect the General Public! In this respect patients have much more power than doctors.

    Please contact me or the office if you have any questions - I would love to respond to all emails personally but I have a full week of work booked up so I may struggle to stay ahead of the game - even now the emails are coming in faster than I can reply! Amazing!
     
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    How to attend Dr Myhill's hearing

    Dear all,

    Jane Bryant will be posting details of how to attend Sarah's hearing on

    http://www.theoneclickgroup.co.uk/

    as well as posting daily updates of progress there.

    Cheers
     
  14. Supporters of Dr Myhill

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    Ok this is really important, please email GMC and say you are attending, even if you feel you may not be able to.

    This is how to do it - Either phone the GMC on 020 7189 5454 or email the GMC at press@gmc-uk.org to reserve a place. It's as simple as that. Do please pass these details down the line for anyone who wants to attend in person. Case number is PB/C1-314994282‏, obviously it is Dr Sarah Myhill and the date is 29 April 10.30am see http://www.drmyhill.co.uk/wiki/Open_letter_about_my_GMC_hearing_April_2010

    Impression is that GMC is maybe about to fold on this one - we have overwhelmed them.

    If they get loads of requests for people to attend the public hearing, it may well finish them off!

    Please help!!!!






    Also if you can resend your wonderful emails you have copied to me and/or Sarah in on to the CEO of GMC being

    ndickson@gmc-uk.org

    that would add pressure.

    Thank you all so much!!
     
  15. spindrift

    spindrift Plays With Voodoo Dollies

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    Another Copy Please

    If you have emailed the GMC on Sarah's behalf would you kindly also
    send a copy to the CEO of GMC:

    ndickson@gmc-uk.org

    :thumbsup: to all helping Dr. Myhill.
     
  16. spindrift

    spindrift Plays With Voodoo Dollies

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    It's wonderful that there are doctors helping Dr. Myhill!!!!
     
  17. shrewsbury

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    Thanks for this spindrift. The CEO's name is Niall Dickson. I've just sent mine off.
     
  18. fred

    fred The game is afoot

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    Letter to the GMC

    Here is my tome. Please use bits if you wish.

    Dear Mr Bridge

    I am writing to voice my strong objection to the GMCs attempt to withdraw the licence of Dr Sarah Myhill.

    Not only can the tests and treatments offered by Dr Myhill be more relevant and efficacious for chronic illness than any available on the NHS, but her website provides clear and concise information to patients who have no viable or effective alternatives for health support. This is particularly true for patients who are bedbound or housebound, those who can not afford private consultations, and those who have been dismissed by family GPs unable to offer any diagnosis or effective treatments.

    As such, the potential withdrawal of Dr Myhills website poses significant patient risk: in the absence of any constructive alternative from the NHS, this proposed action will leave thousands of sick and vulnerable patients without any options for health management.

    In particular, Dr Myhills advice and guidance on mitochondrial dysfunction, adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism is simply not available from the NHS. This advice and guidance is based on sound biomedical research (often from the US and Canada, amongst other countries), and offers valuable insight into methods for treating chronic conditions.

    Such research is not widely disseminated throughout the UK medical profession but this fact does not make its associated treatment recommendations either invalid or harmful to patients. To the contrary, there is a substantial UK patient body which can testify to its efficacy.

    Instead of persecuting Dr Myhill for having the intelligence, tenacity and compassion to bring new ideas to a research starved UK, one would have hoped that the GMC, in line with its stated aim of promoting high standards of medical education and training would be working proactively with Dr Myhill and her patients to understand and assess her approaches.

    Furthermore, if the GMC does not encourage an open and balanced dialogue between Dr Myhill, her patients and the broader UK medical profession, then it will be confounding its own commitment to promote fairness and equality and value diversity.

    For many patients of chronic illness (myself included), the meager range of treatments that are currently offered by the family GP is not just ineffective but often harmful.

    A case in point is graded exercise, the cornerstone of NICE guidelines for treating ME, and one which is both irresponsible and dangerous given the cardiomyopathic complications associated with the illness.

    Whilst the cardiac element is widely recognised in international medical literature (e.g. 48 papers on the subject were included in pre-reading material for a recent MRC ME group meeting), UK GPs seem shockingly unaware of it and unwittingly advise patients to push through their symptoms to achieve a cure.

    Even the future Chair of the Royal College of GPs, Dr Clare Gerada, has been recorded in a GP training video advising an ME sufferer that exercise will not harm them. Should we report Dr Gerada to the GMC for putting patients at risk and would the GMC pursue this complaint?

    And would the GMC pursue complaints against the following?

    Neurologist A:
    - for saying that MRI scans and other tests have to be performed on healthy patients to convince them that they are not sick otherwise they will worry themselves until they are
    - for prescribing Gabapentin and Amantadine without a diagnosis

    Neurologist B:
    - for saying that ME is a psychiatric diagnosis, contrary to the WHOs definition of it as neurological illness and the UK CMOs public reinforcement of this definition

    Immunologist C:
    - for agreeing to perform tests on a patient but saying that they will not show anything
    - for disregarding abnormal test results and telling the patient to ignore them
    - for stating to a GP that a physical examination of the patient had not found a reported complaint when no examination had been made

    Rheumatologist D:
    - for diagnosing a patient with mild lupus, prescribing Plaquenil, deciding after two months that the diagnosis was incorrect but allowing the patient to remain on the drug for a further six months, having devolved responsibility for the medication to the family GP
    - for prescribing Amitriptylene for sleep disturbance without being aware of potential contra-indications with co-morbidities

    ENT Specialist E:
    - for advising a patient to stop looking for causes of an illness and start taking the drugs that were being offered
    - for prescribing Gabapentin without being able to explain how the drug works or its potential contra-indications with co-morbidities

    If this is the type of cohort that the GMC supports whilst denigrating Dr Myhill, then something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

    I understand that Jackie Smith of the GMC has admitted to c. 500k being spent on various investigations of Dr Myhill over the years, all without result.

    Perhaps these funds might be better used to investigate doctors for whom there is a groundswell of discontent, rather than one for whom there is a single anonymous complaint.

    I am sure that the community of patients with misdiagnosed and mistreated chronic conditions would be only too happy to provide the GMC with an extensive list of establishment doctors who have blatantly disregarded their oath to first do no harm.

    For example, the GMC may wish to revisit complaints against doctors complicit in sectioning the late Sophia Mirza, an appalling case which breached all medical and moral duties of care, and yet one in which all those implicated were exonerated.

    A final point concerns the timing of the GMCs action against Dr Myhill which I find somewhat unfortunate in the light of growing evidence (in the US) of a link between the new human retrovirus, XMRV, and chronic illnesses such as atypical lupus, atypical MS, fibromyalgia and ME. At a time when links between mitochondrial dysfunction and adrenal failure are being explored in the context of retroviral pathogenicity, it seems imprudent, even negligent, to marginalise the one doctor in the UK who has experience in these fields.

    I request that the GMC acknowledges these concerns and provides details of any future Fitness to Practice hearings so that I might attend and provide evidence on Dr Myhills behalf.

    Sincerely
     
  19. jace

    jace Off the fence

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    Nice email Fred. Wish I'd seen it before I wrote mine, which I've forwarded as requested.

    I could spit.
     
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