Stafford breast surgeons reply to BMJ news articleBMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7625 (Published 13 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7625
- R Gendy, consultant breast surgeon1,
- R Vidya, consultant breast surgeon1
- 1Stafford Hospital, Stafford ST16 3SA, UK
The title of Dyer’s news story “Breast surgeons are referred to GMC for refusing to take part in a review of their unit” is factually incorrect.1 We, the breast surgeons in Stafford, have never refused a review of our unit. On the contrary, we were the first to recommend and fully support a broadly based review.
The unsatisfactory Cancer Peer Review report was related to the repeated problems in appointing a lead clinician and the uploading of incorrect information by management. The breast unit had no lead clinician for several months. This was followed by the appointment …