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Five minutes with . . . Caroline Gannon

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 21 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5093
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

The former consultant paediatric pathologist from Belfast explains why she quit her job

“The media have portrayed my resignation [from Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital] as mainly about abortion, but it’s also about stillbirths. In Northern Ireland all stillbirths have to be reported to the coroner. If the parents consent, he [the coroner] may go along with a consented autopsy, keeping him informed of the results, or he may decide to order an …

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