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GMC clears child psychiatrist accused of alleged misconduct as expert witness

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4999 (Published 23 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4999
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A child psychiatrist who was accused of misconduct over her role as an expert witness in a family court case in 2002 has been cleared by the General Medical Council after her lawyer successfully argued that there was insufficient evidence to support the most serious allegations against her.

    Diana Bazeley-White was cleared of the allegation that she had reached a conclusion “to which no reasonably competent child psychiatrist claiming expertise in the field of child sexual abuse could have come” when she decided that a father had sexually abused his 5 year old daughter (BMJ 2009;339:b4669, doi:10.1136/bmj.b4669).

    Dr Bazeley-White, a consultant child and adolescent …

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