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GP in Baby P case suspended by GMC

The GP who regularly saw Baby P in the months before the child's death in Haringey has been suspended by the GMC.

Dr Jerome Ikwueke, who twice referred the child to specialists after noticing marks on his body, is the second doctor to be suspended over the case.

In August, Dr Sabah al-Zayyat, a consultant paediatrician, was suspended for 18 months for his role in the case.

A GMC spokesperson confirmed that Dr Ikwueke had been suspended by the Council's interim orders panel for 18 months, and said the case would be reviewed again in six months.

The suspension comes as the Healthcare Commission prepares to publish its report into the NHS's handling of the case next week, where it will examine the role of the four NHS trusts involved in events leading up to the child's death.

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