Patient died after out of hours care firm ignored doctor’s warningsBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3869 (Published 16 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3869
- Adrian O’Dowd
The out of hours company that employed the German locum Daniel Ubani, who killed a patient during his first shift in England, ignored a prior warning that it was a “matter of time” before a patient was killed by an overdose.
The regulator of the NHS, the Care Quality Commission, has published a highly critical report after investigating Take Care Now, the company that employed Dr Ubani at the time of the incident.
The investigation was triggered by the case of David Gray, a patient killed by an overdose of 100 mg diamorphine in February 2008. The drug was administered by Dr …