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NHS ombudsman will name doctors who do not accept ruling

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 26 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1718
  1. Annabel Ferriman, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The health service ombudsman for England, Scotland, and Wales, Michael Buckley, has warned doctors that in future he intends to name clinicians who refuse to accept his recommendations or who remove patients from their lists for no reason other than that the patient has complained. In the past, all doctors who have been investigated have remained anonymous.

    Mr Buckley, who published his annual report for 1998-9 last week, said that …

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