Trusts fail to discipline those who manipulate waiting lists

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 21 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:614
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    Public confidence in the NHS has been undermined by the way that waiting lists have been deliberately manipulated, Edward Leigh MP, chairman of the Committee of Public Accounts, said this week at the publication of the committee's two latest reports.

    The committee found that arrangements for identifying those responsible for manipulating lists and for taking disciplinary action fell well short of good practice.

    The reports said that although there had been …

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