Consultant suspended after hundreds of errors

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 22 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:213
  1. BMJ

    A consultant histopathologist has been suspended pending an investigation after two of the seven British hospitals where he had worked discovered hundreds of errors in his analysis of tissue samples. A review carried out by one of the hospitals reported a total of 474 errors in samples from 428 patients during the 10 months that he worked there as a locum.

    Dr Samuel Kiberu, who trained in Dar es Salaam 20 years ago, became a member of the Royal College of Pathologists in 1990 and has worked in several hospitals in Britain. His suspension from the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, Lincolnshire, comes after the hospital received the results of an independent review of his work commissioned by another former employer, Grantham and District Hospital NHS Trust.

    Dr Kiberu was employed as a locum by Grantham from November 1991 to September 1992, during which time it has emerged that he …

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