News Chief medical officer's report on the nation's health

Poorly performing doctors are to be dealt with more fairly

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 10 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:69
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Some NHS trusts and primary care trusts have failed to make use of a new body set up to help deal with poorly performing doctors, says the chief medical officer in his annual report.

    As a result many doctors are on extended official suspensions or unofficial “gardening leave” (a phrase used for suspension, which …

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