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Psychiatrist is cleared of misconduct in his care of 14 year old

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 11 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2976
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A child and adolescent psychiatrist has been cleared of any misconduct in the case of a 14 year old girl whom he discharged from a specialist treatment centre earlier than initially planned (BMJ 2011;342:d2773, 28 Apr, doi:10.1136/bmj.d2773).

A General Medical Council fitness to practise panel held that Tony Livesey, an expert on deliberate self harm, had not undermined the teenager’s stability by discharging her earlier than had been originally planned. The panel also decided that allegations that the discharge …

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