Police find no evidence of forgery by accused paediatriciansBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7372.1054/b (Published 09 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1054
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
Paediatricians at North Staffordshire Hospital who were accused by parents of forging their signatures on clinical trial consent forms will not face prosecution, Staffordshire police have decided.
Police have found no evidence to substantiate the allegations by six sets of parents, who claimed signatures on the forms consenting to their babies' participation in the trial were not theirs.
Their very premature babies took part in a trial of CNEP (continuous …