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GMC decision in Southall case challenged in High Court

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:556
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

The consultant paediatrician David Southall will have to wait until after Easter to learn whether he will be struck off the medical register for accusing a father of murdering his two sons after seeing him in a television documentary.

Professor Southall escaped erasure by the General Medical Council, which suspended him from child protection work for three years, but the penalty was challenged in the High Court last week as “unduly lenient.” The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, the body that oversees regulators in the health field, argued that erasure …

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