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Baby P doctor removed from medical register
A DOCTOR accused of failing to spot the injury that led to Baby Peter's death has won her appeal to be removed from the medical register.
Consultant paediatrician Dr Sabah Al-Zayyat was facing disciplinary action at the General Medical Council (GMC) over her care of the toddler when he visited St Ann's Hopsital in August 2007.
But a GMC fitness to practise panel granted her request for "voluntary erasure" from the medical register, allowing her to avoid a full misconduct hearing.
Dr Al-Zayyat admitted "failing" 17-month-old Peter Connelly the panel heard.
She examined the toddler at a child development clinic at the Tottenham hospital on August 1, 2007.
But she missed the injury after deciding she could not carry out a full check-up because he was "miserable and cranky".
Two days later, Peter died at the hands of his mother, her boyfriend and his brother. They were all jailed in May 2009.
A post-mortem examination found he had probably suffered serious injuries, including a broken back and fractured ribs, before he was examined by the doctor.
In a letter from the doctor, dated October last year, she wrote: "I am deeply sorry from the bottom of my heart for the tragic death.
"His death will be with me until the last day of my life."
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