Letters Open letter to the GMC

How to investigate complaints

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39471.702141.3A (Published 31 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:231
  1. David M B Hall, professor emeritus of community paediatrics
  1. 1University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN
  1. d.hall{at}sheffield.ac.uk

    In his open letter to the president of the General Medical Council (GMC) about the case of David Southall, Wheatley refers to a previous inquiry conducted by “a panel far better qualified and more competent than your own on child protection issues.”1

    I was responsible for setting up that panel. As president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health I was asked in 2000 to assist Southall’s employing trust in its investigation of complaints about his child protection work, by putting forward names of paediatricians who would …

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