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Doctors had warned of understaffing at Baby P hospital, inquiry finds

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 09 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5404
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    Paediatricians at a north London clinic that failed to recognise that the battered toddler Baby P had a broken back two days before he died were operating under an excessive workload at the time, an independent report has found.

    Commissioned by the strategic health authority NHS London, the investigation looked into concerns about poor administration and overworked doctors raised by Kim Holt, a consultant community paediatrician at the child development centre at St Ann’s Hospital in Haringey. Dr Holt has been off work from Haringey, initially with stress related illness, since February 2007 but has been doing …

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