Letter of Resignation from the British Medical Association Council
Excerpt from the BMA Chief Executive Keith Ward's letter dated July 4, 2014
'..I am not in a position to authorise mailout of the July Council papers to you. However, I do not wish to fetter your engagement with BMA Council and will be prepared to forward the July Council papers to you upon receipt of a formal undertaking (attached) to treat the Council documents marked confidential as confidential. Secondly, I have asked the Director of Legal Services to set up an investigation and also call an Interim Measures Panel Article 14 (8) who will be able to assess the likely ongoing risk to the Association whilst the investigation is underway and also potentially have the power to suspend you from all BMA offices you hold with immediate effect pending the outcome of the investigation.'
Update 21 August 2014
Evidence from my restricted private Facebook used by the BMA Chief Executive to call for an Interim Measures Panel. How did the Chief Executive gain access to my restricted facebook? Are the actions of the BMA 'disproportionate' to ask the Director of Legal Services to call for an Interim Orders Panel to assess my ongoing risk to the BMA? Are Nationally-Elected Council Reps to be 'gagged' from talking to their electorate and expressing an opinion about being inundated with BMA server conversation emails on holiday?
Response to Data Subject Access request for identity of my accuser. BMA redacts his name. The GMC and Crown Courts allow one to know the name of the accuser to respond to any 'vexatious' complaints, but not the RCGP or BMA. It begs the question, are old boys protecting each other? Is the BMA a closed shop?