Baby P doctor is refused permission to remove herself from medical register

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 26 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6042
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Sabah Al-Zayyat, the paediatrician accused of failing to spot Baby P’s injuries two days before he died, should not be allowed to avoid a public hearing by voluntarily removing herself from the medical register, a General Medical Council fitness to practise panel has decided.

Her lawyers immediately sought and won a 48 hour stay of proceedings to allow them to ask the High Court for permission to apply for a judicial review of the decision, announced on 25 October.

The panel will reconvene on 28 October to learn the …

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