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Murder in the NHS

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 12 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:718
  1. D Turner
  1. Department of Pathology, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH.

    EDITOR, - In his editorial on the murder by nurse Beverley Allitt of four children in hospital W J Appleyard states that one of the two consultant paediatricians at the hospital, Dr Nanayakkara, “sought the opinion of a paediatric pathologist but this request was persistently denied.”1 Readers might infer that my department was at fault, and I …

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