From: Mark Probert on
On Feb 15, 1:23 pm, Jan Drew <jdrew63...(a)aol.com> wrote:

I seem to recall that there have been many posts, perhaps some by you,
of articles where dangerous doctors who were known to their
colleagues, were allowed to continue to practice without being
reported. IIRC, you were rightfully upset with that, and so was I. I
firmly believe in self-policing.

Jan, the Wakefield inquiry was initiated by doctors after reading
about the problems in the British media. IOW, this is nothing more
than the medical profession self-policing. Why should a doctor wait
until a child is injured before doing something. Note that in this
case, a child was injured, since they suffered a perforated bowel
while undergoing a colonoscopy.

I would think that you would be pleased with self-policing. Or,
because you agree with Wakefield, he gets a free pass?

From: Peter Parry on
On Mon, 15 Feb 2010 16:41:13 -0000, "john" <nospam(a)bt.com> wrote:

>
>"Peter Parry" <peter(a)wpp.ltd.uk> wrote in message
>news:7anin5pao1gmsr3j4scc8qkmr768ltebrf(a)4ax.com...
>
>>
>> They didn't. No one stopped them from doing so. Wakefield and co
>> deliberately chose not to allow the parents to speak as witnesses. If
>> they were denied a voice it was because they were silenced by
>> Wakefield.

>bollocks

Would you care to expand that a bit? Was Wakefield prevented by the
GMC from calling the parents to give evidence?


From: Mark Probert on
On Feb 15, 4:21 pm, Peter Parry <pe...(a)wpp.ltd.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Feb 2010 16:41:13 -0000, "john" <nos...(a)bt.com> wrote:
>
> >"Peter Parry" <pe...(a)wpp.ltd.uk> wrote in message
> >news:7anin5pao1gmsr3j4scc8qkmr768ltebrf(a)4ax.com...
>
> >> They didn't.  No one stopped them from doing so.  Wakefield and co
> >> deliberately chose not to allow the parents to speak as witnesses.  If
> >> they were denied a voice it was because they were silenced by
> >> Wakefield.
> >bollocks
>
> Would you care to expand that a bit?  Was Wakefield prevented by the
> GMC  from calling the parents to give evidence?

John expanding on "bollocks":

B O L L O C K S

BIG Chuckle!