7 October 2013 one year since Dr Gordon Skinner’s last IOP at the GMC – please help
On Tuesday 7thOctober 2014 it will be exactly one year since Dr Gordon Skinners last IOP at the General Medical Council, St James Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ. Sadly, one year on, nothing has changed for the patients who continue to be ill and their needs ignored by the medical establishment.
Perhaps the GMC is not the ultimate vehicle for change but they cannot forget that they owe an explanation to Dr Gordon Skinners patients – and more widely to this particular group of people who are clinically hypothyroid but biochemically euthyroid – as to why they continued to ignore thousands of letters which supported the success of Dr Skinners diagnosis and treatment.
I would like to urge you all to email and/or write to the people listed below at the GMC and the Department of Health to reach them on the 7th October 2014 to remind them that they have been very irresponsible in being influenced by the current dogma regarding the way that hypothyroidism is diagnosed and treated and that if they claim to protect patients and act in the patients best interest they must address this issue.
It would be a reminder to the GMC that they cannot renege on their duty by closing the doors and hoping we will all go away. They must take some responsibility for having brought these cases against Dr Skinner and acting under the influence of those who promote this current dogma even though such dogma has failed to take into account the individual needs of patients who are clinically hypothyroid but biochemically euthyroid.
One has to ask, was the GMC manipulated by some members of the medical profession in this instance resulting in a failure toprotect the interests of certain hypothyroid patients? It is also very important that everyone who writes asks for acknowledgement of receipt oftheir letter.
Afshan Ahmad PhD
Names and addresses to write to:
Mr Peter Swain, Assistant Director of Investigation, General Medica lCouncil, Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, Seventh Floor, St Jamess Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ
Professor Sir Peter Rubin, Chair of General Medical Council, Seventh Floor, St Jamess Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Email to be marked in subject box as: FAO: Professor Sir Peter Rubin, Chair of GMC.
His Honour David Pearl, Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, General Medical Council, Seventh Floor, St Jamess Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ
Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2NS Email:
The Editor of the Sunday Telegraph
and copied to Dr Afshan Ahmad