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Consultant's suspension leads to Commons reprimand

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7004.527 (Published 26 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:527
  1. JOHN WARDEN
  1. parliamentary correspondent, BMJ

    The case of a British doctor who was suspended on full pay for nearly 12 years at a cost of £600000 has led to demands by an all party committee of members of parliament for robust action by the NHS to prevent such delays happening again. The committee also wants disciplinary moves against those responsible. In its reprimand the Commons public accounts committee is not satisfied that the NHS Executive has taken appropriate action concerning disciplinary proceedings against medical staff and instructs it to do …

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