Better system is needed to curb rogue doctors

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 16 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:639
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

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    Both Clifford Ayling (left) and Richard Neale were able to practise in England until 2000 despite years of complaints


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    Improvements to NHS procedures to catch rogue doctors at an early stage before they inflict harm on patients were called for in two separate reports last week.

    The reports from the inquiries into the careers of the struck off doctors, Clifford Ayling and Richard Neale, showed a list of system failures that allowed them …

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