Doctor facing GMC inquiry over Shipman deaths admits failuresBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7469.757 (Published 30 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:757
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A consultant pathologist who concluded that a woman victim of the GP Harold Shipman had died of natural causes admitted a series of failures this week in doing a postmortem examination on her.
Shipman was jailed for life in 2000 for 15 murders and was found hanged in his prison cell in January 2004. The independent inquiry into his career, which concluded that he murdered at least 215 patients over 23 years, criticised …