Letters David Southall case

PACA response to article on David Southall’s wrecked career

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4023 (Published 12 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4023
  1. John Bridson, retired paediatrician1
  1. 1Professionals Against Child Abuse (PACA), Barnsley, UK
  1. john.bridson{at}doctors.org.uk

We endorse the excellent account of Southall’s ordeal,1 which describes “what steps have been taken to make sure no other doctor has to go through such an ordeal.” Next month, the General Medical Council (GMC) issues guidance on how doctors should conduct themselves to safeguard children. However, it is the GMC that needs …

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