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Baby P’s GP is suspended for 12 months for “limited insight” into his failings

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 19 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3887
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    The GP who failed to take urgent action to protect the battered toddler Peter Connolly has been suspended from practising for 12 months but is allowed to stay on the medical register.

    A General Medical Council fitness to practise panel held that Jerome Ikwueke’s failures were not wilful and that there was no risk that he would repeat them in the future. He had an “unblemished record,” testimonials described him as a “conscientious, hardworking, and caring doctor often going beyond the call of duty,” and he had undertaken child protection courses and had revised his practices at his …

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