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Psychiatrist resigns after second patient is charged with murder

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 07 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1641
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A consultant psychiatrist who was criticised three months ago by an independent inquiry examining the release of a paranoid schizophrenic patient who later killed his stepfather has resigned after another released patient was arrested and charged with murder.

    Norman Harvey, a consultant at the Waterlow unit of the Whittington Hospital in north London, was suspended pending an internal investigation into the care and release of Tolga Kurter. He resigned three weeks ago. Mr Kurter, aged 19, from Islington, north …

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