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Doctor who criticised understaffing at Baby P clinic sues NHS for £100 000

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5219 (Published 22 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5219
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A paediatrician who claims that the battered toddler Baby P might have been saved if her warnings had been heeded is suing the NHS for up to £100 000 (€120 000; $160 000).

    Kim Holt is launching a stress related personal injury claim against her employers, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, alleging that managers were responsible for the depression she experienced because they failed to lighten her workload even though they were warned that it was too heavy. The action is separate from her bid to be reinstated in her job as a consultant community paediatrician.

    Dr Holt and three colleagues warned in 2006 that the child development clinic at St Ann’s …

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