Doctor accused of “interfering” in girl's treatment is cleared by GMCBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7366.673/a (Published 28 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:673
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A consultant paediatrician who disagreed with the parents of a girl with chronic fatigue syndrome about her treatment and obtained her medical records without their consent has been cleared of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council. The case resumed last week, having been adjourned in June (29 June, p 1539).
Christopher Cheetham, consultant paediatrician at Wycombe General Hospital, continued to involve himself in the case of the 12 year old girl after her parents, named only as Mr and Mrs B, made it clear they no longer wanted …