GMC says hospital at fault for failing to support cancer screening service

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 04 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:689
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

A consultant radiologist who failed to carry out breast examinations according to NHS guidelines was last week allowed to continue working under conditions, after a General Medical Council fitness to practise hearing found his employer had failed to provide adequate resources and support.

Lan Keng Lun missed warning signs and failed to carry out standard procedures on Ms A, a patient referred to him after an abnormal mammography result in March 2003. She was diagnosed as having breast cancer seven months later. Independent experts who reviewed the case for the GMC concluded that a proper examination would …

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