Hospital trust prosecuted for not supervising junior doctorsBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7534.135 (Published 19 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:135
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A UK hospital trust faces a potentially large fine after pleading guilty to failing to properly supervise two junior doctors whose gross negligence led to a patient's death. The judge over-seeing the case, thought to be the first of its kind, said that it had implications for the whole NHS.
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust admitted that it had not adequately managed two senior house officers, Amit Misra and Rajeev Srivastava, who were working at Southampton General Hospital in June 2000 when Sean Phillips, aged …