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Pathologist guilty of misconduct
General Medical Council
Dr Shorrock was found guilty of serious professional misconduct
A pathologist who admitted changing a medical report which led to a surgeon being accused of manslaughter will keep his job, a health watchdog has said.

Dr Kenneth Shorrock, from Sheffield, left out part of a report into the death of a woman on an operating table which cleared her doctor of any blame.

Urologist Hurais Ramis Syed was charged with manslaughter but later acquitted.

Dr Shorrock had also carried out the post-mortem examination on Jean Charles de Menezes, who police shot in London.

The General Medical Council (GMC) hearing in Manchester on Tuesday found Dr Shorrock guilty of serious professional misconduct in his preparation of a report into the death of Gladys Allen, 78.

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Dr Shorrock was given a reprimand - the lowest form of censure - and will be allowed to continue practising medicine without any conditions or supervision.

Mrs Allen bled to death at Dewsbury and District Hospital in January 2000 after an operation to remove a cancerous kidney.

Dr Shorrock initially said that Mrs Allen's death in the operating theatre could not be blamed on her surgeon, but a year later he changed his report.

He told the GMC he did so on the basis of further information from the coroner.

Mr Syed was cleared of manslaughter at Leeds Crown Court in May 2004.

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