Saturday, February 12, 2011

Doctor who failed to spot a broken back, removed from medical register

Baby P doctor removed from medical register by GMC

BBC News, 11 February 2011:

A doctor who said she failed to spot that the abused toddler Peter Connelly, known as Baby P, had a broken back has been removed from the medical register.

Consultant paediatrician Dr Sabah Al-Zayyat was facing action at the General Medical Council (GMC) over the care of the 17-month-old, who died in 2007.

But a GMC panel granted her request for "voluntary erasure" from the register, meaning she avoids a full hearing.

It also means that she can still practise outside the UK.

Peter died in Haringey, north London, after suffering months of abuse.

A post-mortem examination found he had suffered multiple injuries.

He had received 60 visits from authorities. Read more>>

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