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Staff may be disciplined over “fiddling” waiting lists

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7450.1220-a (Published 20 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1220
  1. Roger Dobson1
  1. Abergavenny

    Disciplinary action may be taken against staff at an NHS trust where patients were deliberately left off waiting lists.

    An independent inquiry into allegations of waiting list mismanagement at Weston General Hospital, Weston-super-Mare, over three years also found that a culture of heavy handed pressure and bullying of staff had developed at Weston Area NHS Trust.

    In the wake of the inquiry report the trust has apologised to patients and has also launched a formal investigation into the conduct and performance of some of its staff.

    “We accept the findings and recommendations of the …

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