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Doctors suspended in child health inquiry

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7225.1592j (Published 18 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1592
  1. Judy Jones
  1. Malmesbury, Wiltshire

    Two consultant paediatricians have been suspended by the North Staffordshire Hospital NHS Trust, in Stoke on Trent, nearly a year after the government ordered an independent inquiry into parents' allegations of misconduct.

    Although the trust has not named the doctors, they are understood to be Professor David Southall and his colleague Dr Martin Samuels.

    In a statement released last month, the trust said it was “continuing to investigate a number of potentially serious albeit unsubstantiated allegations concerning …

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