Baby P doctor can reapply to be removed from the medical register

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 29 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6856
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The paediatrician accused of failing to spot Baby P’s serious injuries days before he was killed has won a key High Court ruling in her fight to avoid a fitness to practise hearing by the General Medical Council.

At the High Court in London Mr Justice Mitting quashed the GMC’s refusal to allow Sabah Al-Zayyat to remove herself from the medical register on health grounds rather than face a hearing. He described the decision as “perverse” and sent the case back to the GMC, where she will be able to apply again to …

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