Seven charges against medical director accused of failing to protect patients are thrown out

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 23 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3534
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A medical practitioners’ tribunal has thrown out seven misconduct charges against a former medical director who was accused of failing to act soon enough to deal with the risk of harm posed to patients by a bungling consultant obstetrician.

At the close of the General Medical Council’s (GMC) case against Paul Upton, the tribunal dismissed seven of the charges but ruled that …

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