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Clinical director admits patient care was “compromised”

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 05 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:10
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The former director of a breast cancer service, which was branded “a disgrace” by the former UK health secretary Frank Dobson, has acknowledged that patient care was “potentially compromised” in his unit. But he blamed it on an excessive workload and lack of resources.

    John Brennan, clinical director of the East Devon breast screening service, told the General Medical Council's professional conduct committee that he had been unaware of the service's poor performance because his clinical …

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