Doctor was “near to breaking point” when she exaggerated abuseBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7500.1105 (Published 12 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1105
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A consultant paediatrician facing allegations of misconduct in overstating and exaggerating reports of child abuse was running a unit that was grossly understaffed at the time, the General Medical Council heard last week.
Camille De San Lazaro told the fitness to practice panel in Manchester that at times she had to change bed linen and perform cleaning tasks herself while running a child abuse department at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle in the mid-1990s.
At one stage she was involved in …