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Letters GMC on Southall and Meadow

Deadly legacy of GMC’s Southall hearings fiasco

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 08 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7212
  1. Leonard Williams, retired paediatrician1
  1. 1Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS trust, Doncaster, UK
  1. williams{at}

Professor David Southall must have been investigated more than any other doctor.1 He has appeared before the General Medical Council on five separate charges, and has been investigated by the police, his trust, and his strategic health authority. He has been cleared at every stage. He has been compared to Dr Mengele in parliament and vilified by the media, …

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