Southall's files to be legally scrutinisedBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39133.551852.DB (Published 22 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:385
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
The attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, is to review 4450 “special” files kept on patients and former patients by the paediatrician David Southall amid fears that he may not have disclosed all the material he had when he acted as a prosecution witness in criminal trials.
The review, which is expected to take six months, will also examine all the criminal trials in which Professor Southall acted as a witness for the prosecution in the past 10 years.
A hearing by the General Medical Council into charges that Professor Southall kept “what amounted to secret …