18 June 2011

Talk by libel hero Peter Wilmshurst!

Peter Wilmshurst, previously the subject of a malicious libel suit by the now-defunct medical devices company NMT Medical (there IS a god, LOL!), will be giving a talk in Cardiff on "Dishonesty in Medicine" on 26 June. Should be an excellent talk, and your BMA rep should attend, as it is far more important than the official faithy alternative. Here are the details (courtesy of Ant Lempert of the Secular Medical Forum):

Peter has kindly agreed to come and speak at a Secular Medical Forum (SMF)-hosted event in Cardiff on Sunday 26th June. He will speak about 'Dishonesty in Medicine', a topic he's had more than his fair share of involvement with and for which he won the 2003 Healthwatch award.

The SMF welcome reception coincides with the BMA's own Reflection and Thanksgiving Service/Meeting (RATS) which traditionally takes place before the official start of the Annual Representatives Meeting (ARM). In previous years, the BMA has publicised the SMF welcome reception but this year they have refused to do so. Their refusal may relate to some awkward questions we have put to them about the religious format and funding of the RATS and the reason why special status is given to this one 'fringe' meeting when no other fringe meeting is funded by the BMA. These questions remain unanswered.

Whatever your views of the BMA, Peter Wilmshurst is an excellent speaker, the meeting is being held in a private venue paid for by the SMF and is not restricted to BMA members so please come along.

The BMA ARM organisers would prefer that representatives came to their faith-based meeting than to hear Peter Wilmshurst talk about dishonesty in medicine. Please tell your local BMA reps about this meeting.

Sunday 26th June 17:45-18:45
Civic Suite 4, Park Plaza Hotel
Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3AL


  1. Dishonesty in medicine: www.gmcabuse.com . Read the home page with an open mind for some evidence of this.

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  3. The Secular Medical Forum is hosting a finge event this year too (2012)

    There will be a debate between Raymond Tallis and Baroness Finlay about Assited Dying

    Sunday 24 June at 17:30 in Bournemouth