Baby P doctor 'applied for job in Ireland while suspended'
The doctor at the centre of the Baby P scandal allegedly applied for a job in Ireland without telling her potential employer she had been suspended over the toddler’s death.
Dr Sabah Al-Zayyat failed to spot Peter Connelly’s broken spine when she examined him two days before he died in August 2007.
The consultant paediatrician was suspended and told she would face a misconduct hearing in front of Britain's General Medical Council (GMC).
Dr Al-Zayyat, who had her contract with Great Ormond Street terminated amid the furore over Peter’s death, is accused of then applying for a job here in Ireland.
It is claimed that she failed to tell her prospective employers that she had been suspended and did not tell the GMC she was seeking work outside the UK.
Dr Al-Zayyat will appear before the GMC later this month accused of failing to examine Peter properly in the days leading up to his death.
She allegedly knew the 17-month-old was on the child protection register because she had a letter telling her so.
The doctor said afterwards that she did not check him properly because he was “miserable and cranky”.
According to the GMC, she allegedly “failed to investigate the explanation offered for the child's injuries, or make a record of any consideration being given to the possibility of the child being the subject of child abuse.
“It is further alleged that Dr Al-Zayyat failed to diagnose that the child has suffered physical abuse, possible neglect and emotional abuse, or to arrange for the child to be admitted to hospital.”
Peter died on August 3, 2007, having sustained more than 60 injuries during eight months of abuse.
His mother Tracey Connelly, her boyfriend Steven Barker and his brother Jason Owen were all jailed for causing or allowing his death.