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GP faces GMC hearing over 12 deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2187 (Published 29 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2187
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A GP accused of giving elderly patients excessive doses of opiates in the 1990s faces a hearing at the General Medical Council to decide whether she is fit to practise.

    The allegations against Jane Barton relate to her treatment of 12 patients while she was working part time as a clinical assistant in elderly medicine at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Hampshire between January 1996 and November 1999 (BMJ 2009;338:b1657, doi:10.1136/bmj.b1657).

    An inquest into the deaths of 10 patients ended last April with a jury verdict that …

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