Complaint to the GMC: Dr Christian Jessen’s ‘dick head’ and ‘bullshit’ abuse of a parent carer

(As submitted to the GMC 18th July. See also the 7th August appeal against the initial decision not to investigate, which the GMC stated was due to Dr Jessen having ‘free speech’.)

Dr Jessen (GMC 6028241) has been a prominent media doctor for many years. His website states that he currently works for Doctorcall in Harley Street, London, offering ‘general medical and sexual health’ consultations.

He has recently been abusive to the parent carer of a teenager who has experienced a range of symptoms, and I understand to have received a range of diagnoses, after HPV vaccination. I have had a limited conversation (on Twitter) with the parent, who has stated that she has already made a complaint to the GMC.

 

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In fact, drug ‘insert sheets’ are not 100% reliable, as the IMMDS Review has recently found in the case of valproate (see Session 1 of the MHRA’s evidence, at 98 minutes).

I have not attempted to establish whether Dr Jessen has publicly expressed a formal opinion on this teenager’s diagnoses, without his seeing the patient. However, I submit that for many members of the public his abusive Tweets do imply such an opinion.

I submit that Dr Jessen has used abusive and derogatory language on Twitter since (at least) 2016. I hope that the GMC does not require me to spell out exactly why ‘loon/loony’ is abusive towards people with mental health problems.

 

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There have also been dozens of other ‘bullshit’ Tweets.

Aggravating factors

‘Holly’s Mum”s concerns about Dr Jessen being paid by the pharmaceutical industry to promote vaccines appear reasonable, given his appearing in Tweets by Sanofi, and promoting Sanofi in his own. I have pointed out (in my own Tweets) that Dr Jessen directs his Twitter followers to this drug company’s website, rather than the NHS’s.

Sanofi is currently under scrutiny by the IMMDS Review (above), following serious injury to 20,000 children in the UK alone, due to valproate.

There is no declaration of interest in Dr Jessen’s Twitter profile or on his website.

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Only last year Dr Jessen was promoting an online pharmacy which, according to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, was ‘directly promoting’ prescription drugs, contrary to UK regulations.

I was unable to find any expression of regret from Dr Jessen concerning this.

 

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(Thanks to Emma Friedmann, of FACSaware, whose Tweet about Dr Jessen’s ‘dick head’ Tweet drew my attention to this).

Twitter response as of 24th July:

Screenshot_2019-07-24 Dr Neil MacFarlane MRCPsych ( NMacFa) Twitter

 

Next piece: the 7th August appeal against the initial decision not to investigate, which the GMC stated was due to Dr Jessen having ‘free speech’.

About Dr Neil MacFarlane MRCPsych

Independent Psychiatrist providing culturally informed mental health opinion, advice, and a few new facts. Based near London, UK. Main qualifications: BA MBBS MA MRCPsych.

2 responses to “Complaint to the GMC: Dr Christian Jessen’s ‘dick head’ and ‘bullshit’ abuse of a parent carer”

  1. Janet Schreier says :

    I think Dr Christian clearly has ideas above his station! If he concentrated more on being a Dr instead of promoting LBTGQ and private medical companies that he gets paid from maybe he would be more in touch with the general public instead of thinking more about his celebrity (I say that loosely) status 🙄

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