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New suspension procedures aim to cut NHS disciplinary bill

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7489.437 (Published 24 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:437
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Disciplinary procedures for NHS doctors and dentists are being speeded up in a bid to cut the multimillion pound salary bill for suspended staff.

    Under new rules that come into effect on 1 June, cases of suspension from NHS posts in England will have to be resolved in 13 weeks—19 weeks less than the present target time of 32 weeks. In addition, the right of consultants on the …

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