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Two more doctors linked to inquiry into deaths of five children in hospital to be investigated by GMC

Claire Roberts (9) died in 1996 at the Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children in Belfast and is one of the five child deaths between 1995 and 2003 investigated by the Hyponatraemia Inquiry Picture Mal McCann

TWO more doctors linked to the Hyponatraemia Inquiry are to be investigated by the General Medical Council.

Dr Heather Steen and Dr Robert Taylor, involved in the care of Claire Roberts who died at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick children in 1996, are to be investigated.

The BBC reported the General Medical Council believes it "is in the public interest to waive the five-year rule" which would place complaints against the pair outside its usual scope.

The inquiry into the deaths of the five children in Northern Ireland hospitals found in January that four were avoidable.

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