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Rapid response to:


Where now for child protection?

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 12 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2535

Rapid Response:

other medical disciplines are concerned too

Dear Sir

Paediatricians have indeed borne the brunt of the child protection
maelstorm; however we must not forget that other doctors have been caught
up in this too, for example child psychiatrists, paediatric radiologists,
general practitioners and at least one pathologist.

It would be very useful if the forthcoming and very welcome GMC
working group on child protection included representation not only from
the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health but also links with
other medical disciplines involved in the process; the main issues are
likely to be similar but there are bound to be differences which may be
very relevant.

The children need ALL the doctors involved in their care properly
supported through this process , not just their paediatricians.

yours faithfully

Dr Fawzia Rahman

Consultant Community Paediatrician

Chair BMA paediatric subcommittee

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

13 May 2010
Fawzia r Rahman
consultant community paediatrician
Derby DE1 1QT