GPs have been warned that criticising the Covid vaccine or other pandemic measures via social media could leave them ‘vulnerable’ to GMC investigation, The Pulse reported in November 2021.
Dr. Dave Cartland, an NHS doctor, tweeted the article above on Wednesday morning, commenting: “And that right there is why no one speaks out – the veiled threats. Must say though, looking forward to seeing all the safety data presented to me at the GMC to explain away my ‘propaganda’. All that defending of ethics too!! And valid consent!! I fear they will throw away the key.”
The Pulse article was referring to the case of Dr. Sam White who, at the time, was appealing against interim conditions imposed on his registration with the General Medical Council (“GMC”) following complaints about a video he posted to Instagram and Twitter in June. Dr. White had been accused of spreading ‘misinformation’.
A little over a week earlier to his tweet above, Dr. Cartland tweeted a copy of his resignation letter saying: “Thanks @nhs100k for sharing anonymously, but I’m ok to explain to anyone with questions.”
“I have attempted in so many ways and occasions to raise my concerns about vaccine efficacy, requirement and safety particularly regarding children and healthy adults … I have been astounded by the lack of engagement by colleagues … Issues around NHS mandate for staff and unnecessary vaccinating of children are closest to my heart,” his resignation letter stated.