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Whistle blowing consultant suspended again

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:416
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    A whistle blowing orthopaedic consultant has been suspended for a second time. Sian Caiach initially went on to what was described as extended maternity leave in 2000 when allegations were made about her clinical practice. Those allegations were made shortly after the Audit Commission began to investigate complaints she made about private practice at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli.

    That investigation found that because of changes in the way doctors conducted private practice, the hospital had lost income, private patients were not correctly charged for prostheses, and private outpatients were not …

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