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Scottish health board could face criminal charges over missing critical incident reports

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2869 (Published 19 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2869
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

Claims that a Scottish health board tried to cover up information about critical incident reviews involving the deaths of 20 patients have been strongly denied by NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

A file on the cases has been passed to Strathclyde police, which has confirmed it is assessing the information to determine if any criminal charges should be brought.

The move follows a complaint raised by a charge nurse, Rab Wilson, who became concerned that reports on serious adverse events were not being made routinely available to staff. …

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