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Chief of Great Ormond Street takes name off medical register

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4656 (Published 25 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4656
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

    Jane Collins, the chief executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, has removed her name from the medical register, it has emerged.

    A newspaper article published at the weekend claiming that the decision was taken to avoid the possibility of future investigation by the General Medical Council has been flatly denied by the trust and Dr Collins.

    The trust was criticised last year by England’s healthcare watchdog, the Care Quality Commission, for how it handled the case of 17 month old Peter Connelly, known as Baby P, who died in 2007 after suffering numerous injuries inflicted by his stepfather (BMJ 2009;338:b1967, doi:10.1136/bmj.b1967).

    The boy was seen a few days …

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