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Psychiatrist is accused of undermining stability of 14 year old

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 28 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2773
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist undermined a 14 year old girl’s mental stability by discharging her at short notice from a specialist inpatient unit, the General Medical Council alleges.

Less than a week after Tony Livesey discharged her from Oakwood Young People’s Centre in Sheffield, the girl is alleged to have attempted suicide at her school.

The teenager, named only as patient A, had been admitted for 24 hour support after two previous attempts to kill herself at school, a GMC fitness to practise panel …

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