Pleading with the Professional Standards Authority #JusticeforLB

Having sat through the MPTS tribunal into Valerie Murphy for two weeks in August 2017, one weekend in November 2017 and three days in February 2018 I could not believe the sanction handed down, of suspension for twelve months. I was shocked at the process, the delays and opportunities that presented Murphy, and the seeming […]

The crystallisation of insight #JusticeforLB

I’m currently sat in a hotel room in Manchester thanks to the generosity of the #JusticeforLB crowdfunders, who smashed our initial target in August, thankfully, given this is the fourth time the tribunal have met to discuss Dr Valerie Murphy’s (un)fitness to practice.¬†For anyone reading this blind Murphy is a psychiatrist specialising in learning disability, […]

A context note for the determination of facts #JusticeforLB

Late last night the MPTS tribunal met to deliver their determination of facts in the case of Dr Valerie Murphy, the consultant psychiatrist who was the responsible clinician for LB during his time at the STATT unit, run by Southern Health NHSFT. I’d like to share a few thoughts, a sort of context note for […]

Why did people support the JusticeforLBGMC crowdfunding campaign?

When it became apparent that the GMC would bring a case to have Dr Valerie Murphy, LB’s consultant psychiatrist struck off the medical register, thoughts turned to whether we should live-tweet it. There’s more about my thinking here but essentially it came down to the opportunity to shine a light on these really rather murky […]