QUIET PLEASE! | Bolt Burdon Kemp QUIET PLEASE! | Bolt Burdon Kemp

Find your Lawyer

Free call back
Contact us
Round the clock support
Won't shy away from difficult cases
Committed to swiftly progressing claims


Christopher Burrows was working at the Derriford Hospital in Plymouth when he interfered with the alarm systems. When challenged by a nurse, Dr Burrows said the buzzers ‘irritated’ him and if he wanted to switch them off he would do so, the General Medical Council heard.

The specialist registrar in anaesthetics had also admitted altering the volume of alarms on another occasion on June 30, 2005, while working at the hospital’s Neuro Intensive Care Unit and he had previously been caught altering or switching off alarms, and told a nurse they were a waste of time if the nursing staff ignored them.

Burrows was struck off at a third review hearing after the panel found there was no evidence he had addressed ‘serious and wide-ranging deficiencies’.

Panel chairman Harvey Marcovitch said: ‘A further direction suspending Dr Burrows’ registration would not be sufficient to protect the wider public interest and would be unlikely to lead the change in his attitude which would be necessary for him to address his deficiencies.

‘His misconduct is fundamentally incompatible with his being registered as a medical practitioner.’

Jo is a Partner specialising in catastrophic personal injury and clinical negligence claims.

Jo's Recent Posts

Child Brain Injury
Groundhog Day: Why isn’t the NHS testing mothers for Strep B infection?

In February 2020 I tasked myself with writing about Group B Strep infection in babies for our webpages.  This was prompted mainly by two things. …

By Jo Chapman
Brain Injury
ASICS London 10k run for CBIT

On Sunday 21st July 2019, Melanie Whittaker and I ran the ASICS London 10k in order to fundraise for a charity that we support closely…

By Jo Chapman
Brain Injury
“It’s what you can do that counts” – BBK are proud to support Penniwells Riding…

Bolt Burdon Kemp are the proud sponsors of Coco, a pony at Penniwells Riding school in Elstree.  Coco is no ordinary pony and Penniwells is…

By Jo Chapman

Some of Our Accreditations

See more of our accreditations

We’re here to help you.

Want to talk to one of our experienced lawyers? We can call when it suits you for a no-obligation, strictly confidential chat.

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser.

This site (and many others) provides a limited experience on unsupported browsers and not all functionality will work correctly or look its best.