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Consultants who misled Shipman inquiry are found guilty of misconduct

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 03 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1042
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    Two consultants who treated one of Harold Shipman's victims after he poisoned her with morphine have been found guilty of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council for failing to report their concerns and for giving misleading evidence to the Shipman inquiry.

    Geraint Brown, a consultant anaesthesiologist, was suspended from the medical register for 12 months, and Murtaza Husaini, a consultant cardiologist, received a reprimand.

    The two were joint directors of Tameside General Hospital's intensive care unit in 1994 when the 47 year old patient, known only as Mrs A, was admitted after a …

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