Letters

Negligence of medical experts

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7498.1027 (Published 28 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1027

UK register may offer solution

  1. Alan R C Kershaw, chief executive ([email protected])
  1. Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners, London WC1H 9HX

    EDITOR—Bishop makes some trenchant points about negligent expert witnesses.1

    The Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners (http://www.crfp.org/) (previous letter) was established by the UK government to build and maintain a register of currently competent practitioners in all the forensic specialties. It started with forensic scientists, scene examiners, fingerprint examiners, and others who operate chiefly around the criminal justice system, expanding to cover forensic dentists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and …

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