Letters What went wrong at Addenbrooke’s?

Article on what went wrong at Addenbrooke’s was ill informed and misleading

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5787 (Published 03 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5787
  1. Fraz A Mir, consultant physician and staff governor1
  1. 1Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK
  1. fam31{at}cam.ac.uk

Vize’s article about what went wrong at Addenbrooke’s was ill informed and misleading.1 The author failed to appreciate that the Care Quality Commission based many of its conclusions on what staff told inspectors. The report repeatedly highlights failures in systems and processes (including the electronic hospital set-up), ineffectual senior leadership, and a …

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