Patient died after out of hours care firm ignored doctor’s warnings

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 16 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3869
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    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 …

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