GMC is to set up expert group to review guidance on child protection work

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 11 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2551
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    The General Medical Council is expected to announce soon the membership of its expert group to review guidance for paediatricians doing child protection work.

    The UK regulator pledged last week to set up the group “to provide clarity and reassurance about what is expected from those who practise in this critically important area of health care.”

    The GMC made its announcement on the day the Court of Appeal quashed a decision by a fitness to practise panel that David Southall, an expert on fabricated and induced illness with an international reputation, should be struck off for allegedly accusing a mother of murdering her son (BMJ 2010;340:c2195, 20 Apr, doi:10.1136/BMJ.c2195).

    The ruling and the decision to appoint an expert group to review the guidance were …

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