Health authority appeals on screening negligenceBMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7188.895b (Published 03 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:895
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
East Kent Health Authority is to appeal against a High Court ruling which the Department of Health believes could threaten the cervical screening programme throughout Britain. Backed by the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA), the health authority is seeking to overturn a judgment in which it was found negligent in classifying four cervical slides taken from three women as negative.
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