GP barred for six months over morphine doses

Doctor tried to blame pharmacist or nurses for 'serious' end-of-life prescribing errors, says tribunal

A GP who tried to blame a pharmacist and nurses for her ongoing prescribing of excessively high doses of morphine has had her medical registration cancelled for six months.

Aged-care GP Dr Judith Silberberg was reprimanded and found guilty of professional misconduct in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal over prescriptions for 14 end-of-life palliative care patients.