Further to this article, following discussions with the Press Complaints Commission, The Sunday Express printed the following correction on 6 Feb
Dr Jane Collins
Further to an article of 22 August, we have been asked by Dr Jane Collins, Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street, to make clear that her decision to remove herself from the GMC register in June 2010 did not relate to the death of Baby Peter and subsequent investigations.
GOSH has never tried to hide its involvement in the tragic death of Baby Peter. Dr Jane Collins, the Chief Executive apologized at the time of the time of the trial verdict and accepted our failings in the case.
There have been many independent investigations into the role of Great Ormond Street Hospital and other healthcare providers involved in the case of Baby Peter. This includes the Care Quality Commission report published in May 2009.
Dr Collins does not carry out clinical practice as a doctor any more and has not done so for nine years.
There has not been a letter of no confidence in Dr Jane Collins and her managers signed by 40 consultants. Great Ormond Street did not receive any letters of complaint. However, we did receive letters of support for Dr Collins by 122 consultants within two weeks of this matter arising. There are 240 consultants at the hospital.
The article refers to a locum doctor who is not named. We can confirm that this is Dr Al Zayyat who was a locum at the time.
The paediatricians working at St Ann's in Haringey did not write to Dr Collins. They wrote to a manager who was employed by Haringey PCT. Great Ormond Street Hospital did not run the service at the time. Two independent reports have now agreed the Trust and the PCT took reasonable action over this letter. The independent NHS London report addresses this specific point. It makes some criticisms, which we accept, but does find that the PCT and Great Ormond Street made serious efforts to address the issues and concerns.
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