Murder in the NHS: Grantham consultants support scapegoat doctors

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6926.477 (Published 12 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:477
  1. C R Birch,
  2. J E Carty,
  3. D Valerio,
  4. B L Kathel,
  5. A D Al-Asadi,
  6. U D Wijayawardhana,
  7. S M O'Riordan,
  8. J L Breckenridge,
  9. C Onugha,
  10. G Batchelor,
  11. D Clarke,
  12. S Voght,
  13. R M Spencer-Gregson,
  14. R Husemeyer,
  15. V Trinham,
  16. S Bradley,
  17. P Gibson,
  18. C E Cory
  1. Grantham and Kesteven General Hospital, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 8DG
  2. Department of Public Health, Paisley PA2 7BN.

    EDITOR, - We were encouraged to read W J Appleyard's editorial in support of the paediatricians at Grantham and Kesteven General Hospital who were made redundant in the wake of the murders committed by Beverly Allitt.1 We wish to reiterate our support for our colleagues, Dr Nelson Porter and Dr Charith Nanayakkara. We have previously conveyed our concern that they were being made scapegoats in letters to the regional medical officer, the district general manager, our member of parliament, and the Times (which did not publish our letter). We believe that Drs Porter and Nanayakkara have …

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