ACU responds to doctors quitting TT

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ACU Events Ltd, the organisation who run the TT have issues a statement regarding medical coverage for this year’s event. It reads:

Following a statement issued by Dr David Stevens, ACU Events Ltd wishes to clarify the role and position of Chief Medical Officer for the Isle of Man TT Races.

There will be a Chief Medical Officer appointed to the role for the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races in due course.  Dr David Stevens MBE was offered this position but declined.  ACU Events Ltd will therefore be looking for an appropriately qualified person to fulfil the role.

As with all other areas of the Isle of Man TT Races, we constantly review the operating procedures. The safety of riders, officials and spectators is paramount and with regard to safety and medical procedures, this review is not driven by financial factors but to achieve best practice.

ACU Events Ltd are in ongoing discussions with Nobles Hospital to ensure that they support the revised structure and services.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Stevens and Motorsport Medical Services for their work with the Isle of Man TT Races.

Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin