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Dr Foster is asked to review surgeons’ performance after 14 year hospital feud

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5991 (Published 03 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5991
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

An internal review of a hospital trust’s general surgery department has found a 14 year feud among the surgeons, a history of inadequate investigations when concerns were raised, and 48 possible incidents of patient harm that have gone uninvestigated.

Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which covers parts of Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire, has commissioned the health analytics company Dr Foster to establish each of its 70 surgeons’ …

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