Conclusion of MPTS tribunal into Dr Valerie Murphy’s (un)fitness to practice

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Our beautiful son died a terrible death nearly five years ago now.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust chose not to refer Valerie Murphy, Connor’s responsible clinician, to the GMC for investigation. Instead they referred six nurses to the NMC. We had to refer her ourselves.

Over the past four years, Valerie Murphy has repeatedly failed to show any remorse and has failed to apologise to us. She has allowed her legal counsel on two occasions to subject me to cruel cross-examination insinuating I was somehow responsible for his death.

At the sanction hearing this week she apologised to the tribunal for Connor’s death.

This experience has been unimaginably brutal and not unusual. Families whose loved ones die in state care are commonly re-traumatised by these processes.

We would like to thank the GMC for trying to ease this journey for us. We would also like to thank all those people who supported the crowdfunding campaign to allow us to live tweet proceedings.


MPTS public determination on sanction

MPTS determination on immediate sanction

MPTS decision on impairment from November 2017

MPTS decision on facts from August 2017

4 responses to “Conclusion of MPTS tribunal into Dr Valerie Murphy’s (un)fitness to practice”

  1. Kirsty says:

    I can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through. I have the utmost respect for your relentless battle to get justice for your beloved Connor.

    Sending love and light x

  2. Sarah says:

    This is a Disgusting I cannot Imagine how you are feeling This Woman should been gone from the service and never allowed to practise
    ever again
    RIP LB

    Sending love to you all especially Sara Ryan Richard And family xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Carole says:

    I am sorry that the outcome of the GMC hearing does not appear proportionate to the hurt caused by this so called “professional”.

  4. Nik says:

    Another cop out – victim blaming to ‘justify’ a corrupt system that only values life if interest can use a vulnerable person as a commodity. Sincere condolences and best wishes to all your family.

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