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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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".
He highlights how, six years after the Shipman Inquiry, GPs who have been sanctioned by the authorities in the past are seldom assessed, and hears from a whistleblowing doctor and nurse who reveal flaws in the way patients are alerted to cases of malpractice.
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.
As a department they have been involved in a large number of recent high profile landmark cases involving major regulatory bodies including the SFO, FSA and HSE, along with most public inquiries conducted in the last decade including Arms to Iraq, Shipman Inquiry and Bloody Sunday.
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.
The Shipman Inquiry concluded nearly five years ago that loopholes in the coroner's system had allowed the doctor to cover his tracks.