GP who prescribed dangerous levels of drugs will not face manslaughter charge

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 24 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4635
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    Jane Barton, a GP found guilty of serious professional misconduct for prescribing potentially hazardous levels of sedatives and painkillers to elderly patients, will not face manslaughter charges, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.

    The CPS’s decision follows a review of the evidence after an inquest into 10 deaths at Gosport Memorial Hospital in Hampshire, where Dr Barton was a part time clinical assistant from 1996 to …

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