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Government asked to withdraw Griffiths report

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 21 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:980
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The government came under strong pressure in the House of Lords last week to withdraw the report of an NHS Executive inquiry into paediatric research at North Staffordshire Hospital that drew scathing criticism in the BMJ last month (23 September, p 752).

    The government had agreed to the inquiry, chaired by Professor Rod Griffiths, public health regional director for the West Midlands, after a number of parents claimed that they had been unaware their children were taking part in a clinical trial of a new type of ventilator for newborn infants and …

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