Southall is cleared by GMC but faces new charges

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 11 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:601
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    Professor David Southall, one of Britain's best known paediatricians, has been cleared by the General Medical Council of conducting neonatal research without proper consent but still faces GMC hearings relating to two separate investigations.

    The GMC's preliminary proceedings committee found no grounds to pursue complaints that Professor Southall had acted without consent, or had forged patients' signatures, when conducting research on a new type of ventilator at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in Stoke on Trent between …

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