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Suspension of doctors

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:709

Reports highlight lack of human resources and legal expertise in NHS trusts

  1. Nigel Dudley, consultant in elderly medicine (
  1. St James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF

    EDITOR—Although I agree with Empey that the recent direction from the Department of Health on the suspension of doctors represents progress—major progress with the mandatory need for referral to the National Clinical Assessment Authority (NCAA)—he has glossed over the fact that it has taken nine years for it to be produced.1

    He also failed to highlight the risk …

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