Harold Shipman

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A UK general practitioner who was convicted of killing 15 women largely with lethal injections of heroin. Some believing the number was even higher
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Sir Simon said: "It is not a good idea to rush; it is like the response to Dr Shipman, an utterly bizarre and unpredictable event is not a good basis of policy.
My mother thought Dr Shipman was wonderful," Kathleen Adamski said in her statement to the Shipman Inquiry.
A PANEL of health bosses was drafted in to investigate a high number of deaths at a Birmingham care home following the Dr Shipman murders, an NHS investigator said.
As regional medical officer for the North West for the past 13 years, many of the worst examples of professional malpractice have crossed my desk, including the notorious Dr Shipman.
If a doctor kills 250 of his patients there is not a single word about his religion - Dr Shipman I am talking about.
In Merseyside the number of cases has risen slightly, to 3,100 deaths per year, since serial killer Dr Shipman took his own life after murdering more than 250 of his patients and lying about the causes of their death.
Dr Shipman, 57, who murdered at least 215 patients, hanged himself in Wakefield last year.
Graham Roberts and his wife Enid have been contacted by Greater Manchester Police after it emerged that Dr Shipman may have stolen pounds 10,000 worth of rings, earrings, watches and necklaces from his victims after killing them.
To Kill and Kill Again - Dr Shipman (Tuesday, ITV, 9pm) is a documentary on the serial killer GP and the how he was brought to justiceTen Years Younger: Sherrie Hewson (Wednesday, Channel 4, 8pm) sees the 57year-old Emmerdale star getting a makeoverIn Timewatch (Friday, BBC2, 9pm) Paul Rhys stars as lawyer Marcus Tullius Cicero in a fascinating dramatisation of a murder trial in Rome in 81BC
It is due to the catastrophic failure of systems like the GMCand Department of Health that Dr Shipman managed to kill so many people - it of course starts with discrediting a whistleblower from the outset.
And he insists that he has written evidence from Dr Shipman which proves that suicide was the last thing on his mind.
He said: "I can confirm that no approach has been made to us regarding Dr Shipman and I am positive that his cremation will now not take place in Coventry.