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First case against doctor from Stafford hospital set to start next week

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 12 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1632
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A surgeon who worked at Stafford Hospital, where inquiries uncovered hundreds of excess deaths and “appalling” standards of care between 2005 and 2008, is to face a fitness to practise hearing at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service next week.

Roderic Hutchinson faces allegations of deficient professional performance at a 10 day hearing, which opens at the tribunal in Manchester on 18 March.

Three medically qualified managers at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust are also set to appear before the tribunal, although no dates have yet been fixed. They have been named as …

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