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BMA supports full inquiry into the Shipman case

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 05 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:336
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The BMA supports a full inquiry into the case of Dr Harold Shipman, who was convicted this week of murdering 15 of his women patients.

    The chairman of the BMA's council, Dr Ian Bogle, said that he was shocked and horrified by the sequence of events but did not believe that the case would damage the trust between doctors and patients. “It was Shipman who was found guilty,” he said, “not the medical profession and not GPs.”

    He said that it was important to …

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