Defence questions validity of evidence against cardiologist facing charges of sex abuseBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2350 (Published 11 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2350
- Clare Dyer
An internationally renowned paediatric cardiologist who is facing allegations of sexual abuse of children at the General Medical Council is challenging a decision to admit hearsay evidence against him.
A barrister for Philipp Bonhoeffer, former head of cardiology at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, asked two judges at the High Court in London to quash the decision of a GMC fitness to practise panel as irrational and a breach of his right to a fair trial.
Professor Bonhoeffer, who is suspended from the medical register under an interim order and no longer works at Great Ormond Street, is one of the world’s …