Psychiatrist failed to follow guidance on interviewing child witnesses, GMC hearsBMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4669 (Published 11 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4669
- Clare Dyer
A consultant child psychiatrist failed in her duty as an expert witness in a case of suspected child sex abuse, a General Medical Council fitness to practise panel was told.
Diana Bazeley-White asked the 5 year old alleged victim leading questions that suggested she had been sexually abused, wrongly described the girl’s answers to a social worker on a previous occasion as “spontaneous,” and produced a report that provided no helpful evidence on the issues, the panel …
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