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Anaesthetist is investigated over deaths of several patients

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 05 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1042
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

Police and the General Medical Council are investigating a consultant anaesthetist on suspicion of having inappropriately hastened the deaths of several patients.

Andrew Gregg, a consultant with North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, was originally investigated over the death of a 41 year old man with acute myeloid leukaemia, “Patient A,” who died in January 2016 two hours after his doses of sedative and analgesia were increased.

The trust excluded Gregg from work and notified police after a formal trust investigation concluded that there was a case to answer that the death had been inappropriately hastened. Police completed an investigation in November 2016 and decided to treat the death as homicide, …

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