Published: 20/06/2002, Volume II2, No.5810 Page 5

Janardan Dhasmana, the consultant at the centre of the Bristol heart scandal who was found guilty of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council in 1998, is being allowed to practise again.

As HSJ went to press, the General Medical Council announced that it had revoked the conditions on his registration imposed after the 1998 decision.

The GMC had originally deemed that he should not undertake paediatric cardiac surgery for three years, a ban which was extended by a further year last June.