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Milburn sets up inquiry into Shipman case

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 12 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:401
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The secretary of state for health, Alan Milburn, has set up an independent inquiry into the issues raised by the murder of 15 patients by Dr Harold Shipman (5 February, p 331).

    Mr Milburn told the House of Commons last week that the inquiry's main purpose was to make recommendations on how patients could best be safeguarded in the future. He said, “It is almost universally agreed that we have one of the finest family doctor services in the world,” but …

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