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Paediatricians receive appeal decisions

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:279

A consultant paediatrician in Britain who worked on the hospital ward where nurse Beverley Allitt murdered four children and injured nine others has won his appeal for reinstatement. Dr Nelson Porter, who worked at Grantham and Kesteven Hospital, had been made redundant by the Queen's Medical Centre during a reorganisation of paediatric services in the area.

Dr Porter was made redundant along with fellow consultant paediatrician Dr Charith Nanayakkara, who had worked on the same ward and who also appealed. The Department of Health has said that it does not have jurisdiction over the case of …

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