Letters GMC’s Group on Child Protection

Shows how GMC is out of touch

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5999 (Published 02 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5999
  1. Jack Crane, state pathologist for Northern Ireland1,
  2. N Cary, president2,
  3. R A Risdon, professor of paediatric pathology3,
  4. M A Green, emeritus professor of forensic pathology4,
  5. P Vanezis, professor of forensic medical sciences5
  1. 1Institute of Forensic Medicine, Belfast BT12 6BS, Northern Ireland, UK
  2. 2British Association in Forensic Medicine, PO Box 32, Holt, Norfolk NR25 7WX, UK
  3. 3Great Ormond Street Hospital, London WC1N 3JH, UK
  4. 4Department of Forensic Pathology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7ES, UK
  5. 5Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences, William Harvey Research Institute, London EC1M 6BQ, UK
  1. j.crane{at}qub.ac.uk

The General Medical Council, in typical arrogant fashion, has ignored the concerns of several paediatric practitioners involved in child protection over its appointment of Penny Mellor to the Expert Group on Child Protection.1

Professionals who have to deal with child deaths (paediatric pathologists, forensic pathologists, and neuropathologists) also regard this appointment as wholly inappropriate and one that …

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