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Pathologist faces GMC hearing over altered autopsy report

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 15 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:594
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A Home Office pathologist has admitted to the General Medical Council that he altered the autopsy report of a patient who died during surgery before the surgeon stood trial for her manslaughter.

    Kenneth Shorrock's initial report appeared to exonerate the surgeon, Hurais Ramis Syed, of blame, but at the trial he submitted a second report in which that conclusion was missing. He is contesting the GMC's charge of serious professional misconduct. He acknowledges that he produced two different reports but denies that he had “no sufficient reason” to change his view.

    Mr Syed, a …

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