Shipman Inquiry

Shipman Inquiry

The official investigation that followed the conviction of Harold Shipman, the British GP, for killing 15 of his patients. The inquiry concluded that Shipman had killed no less than 215 of his patients. An important safeguard put in place thereafter was to increase the oversight of doctors who sign death certificates. The Shipman inquiry resulted in a massive surge in the number of post-mortem exams at the level of district general hospitals in the UK. Shipman is the only British doctor to ever have been found guilty of murdering patients.
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The former went into a career in general medicine and the latter in forensic psychiatry, actually giving evidence at the Shipman inquiry.
A decision to change the current system follows the Shipman Inquiry and other reviews such as the Francis Report into Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust.
I became very deeply involved in the Shipman Inquiry, from the perspective of looking at the controls that might or might not have taken place in relation to controlled drugs," the barrister and qualified nurse explains.
Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said: Significant progress has been made in order to improve the management of controlled drugs since the Shipman inquiry ten years ago.
Dame Janet previously led the multi-million pound Shipman Inquiry, which examined the activities of Manchester GP Harold Shipman.
Dame Janet Smith, who headed the Shipman Inquiry, has been appointed to head an inquiry into Savile's time at the BBC and Scotland Yard said they recognised "her need to progress this important work".
Mr Moggach said he also found a web link to the Shipman inquiry website on Webster's laptop.
The Office of Health Professions Adjudicator was set up on the recommendation of Dame Janet Smith, the judge who headed the Shipman inquiry.
All GP practices will need to register with the CQC by April 1, 2012, under regulations brought in following the Shipman Inquiry.
All GP practices will need to register with the CQC by April 1 2012 under regulations brought in following the Shipman Inquiry.
Dr Nagra quoted extracts from the Shipman Inquiry - held after Manchester GP Harold Shipman killed 15 of his patients using diamorphine - which suggests the drug should not be given to people with respiratory problems.
Revalidation has been largely driven by the previous government's rather unquestioning response to the Shipman Inquiry and it has been the planning assumption that non-medical revalidation would follow on from its implementation for doctors.