What does Multiple Jeopardy mean?

“Multiple Jeopardy to us is where a single incident or a single complaint will lead to multiple different streams of investigation and a doctor being accountable and having to provide a defence at different stages. Doctors can find themselves in very difficult situations.” Pallavi Bradshaw, Medicolegal Lead, Medical Protection Society

“Multiple Jeopardy is the police, the Trust, social services and the GMC, all of which work in parallel, all of which have different rules, different places, different agendas, different timescales.” Professor Dame Clare Gerada

Dr Suresh was the only suspect in the investigation.

“We are not providing treatment behind closed doors – is an open area where you have the dentist and nurses, and other people circulating, going in and out”. Dr Saqib Aslam