GMC drops charges against two GPs who signed Shipman's forms

BMJ 2004; 330 doi: (Published 30 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;330:10
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

Two doctors who counter-signed cremation forms for patients murdered by Harold Shipman have had charges against them dropped by the General Medical Council. The GMC's fitness to practise panel ruled that it lacked sufficient evidence to find Dr Peter Bennett and Dr Rajesh Patel guilty of serious professional misconduct.

Three other GPs accused in the case, Jeremy Dirckze, …

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