More than 800 patients with suspected cancer were never seen, hospital admits

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 06 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1412
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

More than 800 people who were referred urgently to oncologists by GPs and dentists for suspected cancer over a period of nearly four years were not followed up, a hospital trust has admitted.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is reviewing the cases of 810 people who between January 2010 and November 2013 were not offered a second appointment after failing to turn …

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