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Professor tried to get surgery stopped

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 23 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1088
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Gianni Angelini, professor of cardiac surgery at Bristol University, tried to get complex heart surgery on children at Bristol stopped because “we were no good at this kind of surgery,” he told the inquiry into Bristol paediatric cardiac surgery services last week

    It had been “a mistake” on his part not to have passed on to the cardiac team at Bristol an offer from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London to do the more complex operations there. But he felt that he was not in a position to influence decisions on referrals because “nobody …

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