Baby P doctor is allowed to remove herself from medical registerBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1015 (Published 14 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1015
- Clare Dyer
The paediatrician accused of missing Baby P’s broken back two days before he was found dead has been allowed to avoid a public misconduct hearing by removing herself voluntarily from the UK medical register.
A General Medical Council fitness to practise panel accepted that Sabah Al-Zayyat was too ill to attend a hearing, that her absence was “genuine and involuntary,” and that in the “exceptional” circumstances of the case she should be permitted to take her name off the register.
Dr Al-Zayyat was working as a locum consultant paediatrician at the child development clinic at St Ann’s Hospital in north London …