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Prison doctor should not have worked unsupervised, says inquiry

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 20 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:122
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The Prison Service was sharply criticised last week by an independent inquiry into the death of a prisoner who had an asthma attack in his cell. Paul Wright, aged 33, died at Armley prison, Leeds, in 1996. The prison doctor charged with his care, Dr Kumar Narain Singh, had been forbidden to practise unsupervised by the General Medical Council.

    Dr Singh was disciplined several times for clinical failings by the professional conduct committee of the GMC between 1994 and 1999. He …

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