Face to face with the GMC

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26, No 1

An Open Letter from Michael D Innis

It was difficult, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive and Registrar of the General Medical Council (GMC) said, for the GMC to investigate poor clinical practice unless the case was referred to them. Patient protection, he emphasised, was what the regulatory process was about, not the punishment of erring doctors.

And so I draw the attention of the GMC to the effect of poor clinical practice.

First let me make it clear. My intention of reporting this case to the GMC is to disclose what is a patently absurd medical diagnosis which is destroying the lives of hundreds, perhaps thousands of innocent and loving carers - the diagnosis 'Shaken Baby Syndrome'. This diagnosis by a group of medical professionals resulted in Judge Mr Justice MacDuff sentencing Darryl Elliott to life imprisonment for the murder of his partner's baby Amelia Bowmar.

He said:

'You have been convicted, on overwhelming evidence, of the murder of Amelia Bowmar, a little girl of 14 months whose care had been entrusted to you by your partner; her mother. Your job was to look after and protect her but, instead, she died at your hands.

'It is clear to me that because you perceived her to be misbehaving, or perhaps because you had to deal with her when she was sick, or just because you lost your temper at something wholly unconnected with her behaviour, you so violently and deliberately shook her as to the catastrophic injuries from which she died. Only you know exactly what went on inside that house on July 28 last year.

'I accept that this was a spur of the moment loss of temper and also that you did not intend to kill. I also accept that you were immediately full of remorse - although that remorse has to be seen alongside an attempt to distance yourself from what you did and a failure to acknowledge your responsibility. Your failure to tell the truth in those early hours meant that the medical teams spent time investigating other possible causes. I am satisfied that Amelia was so seriously compromised that she would have died anyway. But you were not to know that.'

How was the learned Judge to know that it was not Darryl who was not telling the truth and the diagnosis 'Shaken Baby Syndrome' was a fabricated diagnosis without the slightest scientific evidence being propagated by doctors whose seem incapable of understanding that Amelia had a disorder of the coagulation system as shown by a raised INR of 1.3, and APTT of 39.6.

This would explain the brain and other haemorrhages but the evidence was ignored by the doctors alleging murder. Until doctors learn that an abnormal PT, APTT or INR means that bleeding and fractures are inevitable false allegations of shaken baby syndrome will continue.

Their preoccupation with the Shaken Baby Syndrome hypothesis also ignored the elevation of the level of glucose in the blood and the presence of glucose in the urine of Amelia. Both these features are manifestations of an autoimmune response to antigenic stimulation as explained in the attached document.1 In this case it was the vaccines given to Amelia a few days prior to her falling ill which initiated the process.

And here is where the problem lies.

The presence of a subdural haematoma, retinal haemorrhages and encephalopathy - swelling of the brain with ischaemic changes - doctors attributed to 'nonaccidental injury' resulting from having been severely and mercilessly shaken.

The condition was given the name 'Shaken Baby Syndrome' in 1971 by a neurosurgeon Dr Guthkelch, who, unsurprisingly, could offer no other explanation for the bleeding, bruises and fractures seen in these children and incredible as it may seem, neither could the doctors in the UK who reported on Amelia a year ago. I should add there are some doctors in Australia, Canada and the USA who also have the same problem causing hundreds of innocent carers to be imprisoned. Sally Clark, Angela Canning and Trupti Patel were not the last victims of medical ignorance.

Vaccines caused the problem and Darryl Elliot was blamed. I reported the matter to the GMC and got the reply

'It would be inappropriate for the GMC to become involved in academic debate between groups of experts who hold differing opinions'.

So it is up to the Presidents of Royal Colleges of Medicine to show some leadership and instruct their members to abandon the flat earth mainstream fabrication and adopt a rational approach. More than 40 years ago Dr Archie Kalokerinos told the world tissue scurvy was the cause of the condition they were calling Shaken Baby Syndrome.2 Until the Medical Profession realizes that the Shaken Baby Syndrome is a fabricated diagnosis without a shred of scientific evidence they are going to continue to falsely accuse innocent people and deceive the Judiciary.

How much longer can this shameful situation continue? Parliament has an excellent example of a false conviction in the case of Darryl Elliot and should take the opportunity to rectify the situation and restore justice to people of the land and release all falsely convicted prisoners.

My intention in making a report to the GMC was to force the medical profession to realize the enormity of the distress they were inflicting on innocent people by their actions.

Michael D Innis MBBS; DTM&H; FRCPA; FRCPath


  1. Innis MD (2013) Autoimmune Tissue Scurvey Misdiagnosed as Child Abuse. Clinical Medicine Research. Vol. 2, No. 6.
  2. Kalokerinos A (1974) Every Second Child. Thomas Nelson (Australia) Limited.

Latest Content


« »

Editorial: Mission Better Births. B…

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By Jo Dagustun, Editor I’m going to start with an assumption: that everyone reading this Journal is already convinced that we can do far b…

Read more

The Consequences of Discontinuing C…

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 A birth story by Emma Ashworth It was my booking-in appointment for my second baby, and I didn’t want to be there. I didn’t want to birth…

Read more

Campaign update: Is the NMC fit for…

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By the AIMS Campaign Team Change at the NMC: why is this important to AIMS? AIMS recognises that a large number of taxpayer funded nationa…

Read more


« »

Improving Patient Safety & Care


Read more

4th Annual Birth Trauma Event

Details on Eventbrite Organised by Dr Rebecca Moore who has recently founded to the Make Birth Better Network

Read more

MBRRACE-UK ‘Saving Lives, Improving…

To register your interest please email conference@npeu.ox.ac.uk or keep an eye on our website https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk/bookings . Earlybird bookings will open…

Read more

Latest Campaigns

« »

Ágnes Geréb is granted clemency by…

28 th June 2018 "This act of clemency is about more than me. It is an acknowledgement of liberty in giving birth. It is a recognition by the state that the rights of wome…

Read more

Press Release: Jeremy Hunt announce…

AIMS is delighted that the Government has recognised the importance to the safety of women and babies of the continuity of carer model of midwifery. Having a midwife that…

Read more

Dr. Ágnes Geréb, Hungarian Midwife…

Dr. Ágnes Geréb is a Hungarian obstetrician and midwife who has been fighting for her freedom following her house arrest and thret of imprisonment due to her support for…

Read more