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Wakefield Transcripts in Day Order

Posted Apr 22 2011 8:33am
Transcripts for the UK General Medical Council disciplinary hearing against Dr.Wakefield, Professor Walker-Smith and  Professor Murch in day order without editorial comment. Transcripts are also available grouped by witness type at Wakefield Transcripts Grouped  at .  A file with all transcripts zipped is here . For more information on the transcripts, including privacy concerns, see  here.

Reading of Charges and AmendmentsDay 105Day 147
Not Part of  The Transcripts
Full GMC Fact Finding Determination
Formal Sanctions Determination for Dr. Wakefield
Formal Sanctions Determination for Professor Walker-Smith
Formal Sanctions Determination for Professor Murch
Case for GMC
Day 1 GMC's Lawyer. The GMC's lawyer while hired by the GMC is independent of the panel deciding the case. The GMC lawyer has the same role as a prosecutor in a criminal case. 
Day 2 Opening Statement GMCGMC's Lawyer
Day 3 Opening Statement GMC       
Day 4 Opening Statement GMC
Day 5 Dr. HopkinsGP Child 10
Dr. ShanthaGP Child 3
Dr. BarrowGP Child 1
Day 6 Dr. NGP Child 6
GP Child 7
Dr.LethamGP Child 5
Dr. TapsfieldGP Child 4
Day 7 Dr. Tapsfield
Dr. StuartGP Child 12
Day 8 Dr. PeggChairman Ethics Committee,
Royal Free Hospital
Day 9 Dr. Pegg 
Day 10 Panel Read Documents
Day 11 Mrs. Joanne CowieLegal Aid Board Lawyer
Dr. ShillamGP Child 5
Day 12 Dr. BerelowitzChild Psychiatrist, Royal Free Hospital
Day 13 Dr. Berelowitz
Day 14 Dr. Hodgson Wakefield Employment Contract
Dr, KirrageChild JS
Dr. CartmelGP Child 2
Day 15 Professor  ZuckermanDean, Royal Free Hospital to 1999
Day 16 Professor Zuckerman
Dr. Horton Editor of The Lancet
Day 17 Dr. Horton  
Day 18 Dr. Horton  
Professor HullPediatric Research Ethics Expert
Day 19 Mr. ElseCEO, Royal Free Hosptital  
Dr. Jones GP Child JS  (statement)
Dr,  Andrew MillsConsultant Child JS
Day 20 Dr. Andrew Mills 
Day 21 Dr. Lloyd-EvansChild Neurologist, Royal Free Hosptital
Mr. Phipps Assistant Finance Officer, Royal Free Hospital
Day 22 Professor RevellChairman Histopathology, Royal Free Hospital
Professor CandyPeer reviewed 1998 papers. Believed that
either both papers or neither paper be published.
Day 23  Dr. Spratt (statement)GP Child 12
Day 24 Dr. CassonGastroenteroligist, Royal Free Hospital
Main Patient Contact.  Wrote discharge summaries.
Day 25 Dr. Casson 
Day 26 Dr. Casson 
Dr. SalisburyUK vaccination Expert. Testified on the history of measles vaccine, MMR and Wakefield.  No cross-examination
Day 27 Dr. Salisbury 
Dr, Spratt's documentsDocuments on Child 9 
Day 28 Mrs. 12 The mother of Child 12. The only parent who testified even though parents (see   Day 199/33  and  Day 199/ 28) stated they wanted to testify.
Day 29 Dr. JelleyGP child 8
Day 30 Deborah Davies (statement)Personal Assistant to CEO for Royal Free Hospital
Sarah AlwynCustomer Service Manager, UK Legal Aid
Day 31 Cenzig TarhanFi\nance Officer, Royal Free Hospital
Day 32 Dr. DaviesHistopathologist, Royal Free Hosptital
Day 33 Dr. Davies 
Day 34 Medical Research CouncilTranscript of meeting read in part.  Video played.
Day 35 Professor RutterChild Development Expert
Day 36 Professor Rutter 
Day 37 Professor Rutter 
Day 38 Professor Rutter 
Day 39 Professor Rutter 
Day 40 Professor BoothPediatric Gastroenterology Expert
Day 41 Professor Booth 
Day 42 Professor Booth 
Day 43 Professor Booth 
Dr. Stauart (additional paragraph to statement)GP Child 12
Dr. Davies (addition to statement)Histopathologist Royal Free Hosptital
Frances Wharton (statement)Secretary to Dr. Surtees re Child 2
Day 44 Professor Booth 
Day 45 Professor Booth 
Day 46 Professor Booth 
Day 47 Professor Booth 
Professor LachmannImmunology Expert
Case for Dr. Wakefield
Day 48 Dr. Wakefield Examined by Wakefield's Lawyer
Day 49 Dr. Wakefield 
Day 50 Dr. Wakefield 
Day 51 Dr. Wakefield 
Day 52 Dr. Wakefield 
Day 53 Dr. Wakefield 
Day 54 Dr. Wakefield 
Day 55 Dr. Wakefield 
Day 56 Panel Read Documents
Day 57 Dr. Wakefield Cross-Examined by Walker-Smith's Lawyer
Day 58 Dr. Wakefield Cross-Examined  by Murch's Lawyer 
Day 59 Dr. Wakefield Cross-Examined  by Murch's Lawyer
Cross-Examined  by  GMC's Lawyer
Day 60 Dr. Wakefield 
Day 61 Dr. Wakefield 
Day 62 Dr. Wakefield 
Day 63 Dr. Wakefield 
Day 64 Dr. Wakefield 
Day 65 Dr. Wakefield 
Day 66 Dr. Wakefield 
Day 67 Dr. Wakefield 
Day 68 Dr. Wakefield Re-examined by Wakefield's lawyer
Day 69 Dr. Wakefield Further Cross-Examination by GMC's Lawyer
Further Re-Examination by Wakefield's Lawyer
Questioned by the Panel
Further Cross-Examination by GMC's Lawyer
Further Re-Examination by Wakefield's Lawyer
Day 70 Legal issue on forcing
Mr. Barr to testify.
Mr. Barr was the lawyer suing MMR vaccine makers
 for causing autism.  All 11 UK children in the 1998 paper were clients.
Day 71
Day 72 Decision not to force Mr. Barr to testify.
Case for Professor Walker-Smith
Day 73 Professor Walker-Smith Examined by Walker-Smith's Lawyer
Day 74 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 75 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 76 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 77 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 78 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 79 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 80 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 81 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 82 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 83 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 84 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 85 Professor Walker-Smith Cross-examined by Wakefield's Lawyer
Cross-examined by Murch's Lawyer
Cross-examined by  GMC's Lawyer
Day 86 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 87 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 88 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 89 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 90 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 91 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 92 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 93 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 94 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 95 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 96 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 97 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 98 Professor Walker-Smith Re-examined by Walker-Smith's Lawyer
Day 99 Professor Walker-Smith 
Day 100 Professor Walker-Smith concludedQuestioned by the Panel
Further Re-examined by Walker-Smith's Lawyer
Day 101 Martin Walker Legal Assessor discussed claimed conflict of interestby Martin Walker
Dr. Williams Expert Witness Gastronenterologist  

Dr. Miller Expert Witness Gastroenterologist 
Day 102 Dr. Miller 
Day 103 Dr. Miller 
Day 104 Dr. Miller 
Dr. Miller Cross-examined by GMC's lawyer
Day 106 Dr. Miller 
Day 107 Dr. ThomasExpert Witness Child Neurologist
Day 108 Dr. Thomas 
Day 109 Dr. Miller Cross-examined by GMC's lawyer 
Case for Professor Murch
Day 110 Professor MurchExamined by Professor Murch's Lawyer
Day 111 Statement of Dr. Horton
Professor Murch 
Day 112 Professor Murch 
Day 113 Professor Murch 
Day 114 Professor Murch 
Day 115 Professor Murch Cross-examined by GMC's lawyer
Day 116 Professor Murch 
Day 117 Professor Murch 
Day 118 Professor Murch 
Day 119 Professor Murch Re-examined by Murch's Lawyer
Day 120 Professor Murch Questioned by the Panel
Further Cross-examined by GMC's Lawyer
Re-examined by Murch's Lawyer
Day 121 Discussion on Adjournment
Closing Submissions
Day 122 Closing SubmissionsGMC's Lawyer
Day 123 Closing Submissions
Day 124 Closing Submissions
Day 125 Closing Submissions
Day 126 Closing Submissions
Day 127 Closing Submissions
Day 128 Closing Submissions
Day 129 Closing Submissions
Day 130 Closing SubmissionsWakefield's Lawyer
Day 131 Closing Submissions
Day 132 Closing Submissions
Day 133 Closing Submissions
Day 134 Closing Submissions
Day 135 Closing Submissions
Day 136 Closing Submissions
Day 137 Closing SubmissionsWalker-Smith's Lawyer
Day 138 Closing Submissions
Day 139 Closing Submissions
Day 140 Closing Submissions
Day 141 Closing Submissions
Day 142 Closing Submissions
Day 143 Closing Submissions
Day 144 Closing Submissions
Day 145 Closing Submissions
Day 146  Closing SubmissionsMurch's Lawyer
Closing Submissions
Day 148 Amendments to Charges
Day 149 Advice from Legal AssessorLegal Assessor  Mr. Nigel Seed QC
Days 150
to 196
Panel Deliberations (in
Camera) on Fact Finding 
Day 197  Fact Finding  DeterminationsThe chairman read a shorter version of the panel's fact finding determinations. The full version is here .
Sanctions Hearing  
Day  198 Submissions On Behalf of GMCGMC's Lawyer
No Submissions On Behalf of Dr. WakefieldWakefield's Lawyer (no submissions)
Day 199 Submissions On Behalf
of Professor Walker-Smith
Testimonial Evidence
Sir Christopher Booth
Robertr Heuschkel
Allan Walker
Sir Nicholas Wright
Day 200 Submissions On Behalf
of Professor Murch
Testimonial Evidence
Edward Piele
Michael Green
Alison Rodger
Concluding Submissions
Legal AdviceLegal Assessor  Mr. Nigel Seed QC
Days 201
to 216
Panel Deliberations (in
Camera) on Sanctions 
Day 217 Sanction DecisionsPanel Sanction Decisions  The GMC published  the same sanctions determinations for each doctor separately.
Dr. Wakefield
Professor Walker-Smith
Professor Murch

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