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A&E consultant whose wife skipped triage and was treated at home is suspended for a month

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 24 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1864
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A consultant in emergency medicine who let his wife skip triage when she arrived at his A&E department, then took supplies from his hospital so that he could treat her at home, has been suspended from the medical register for one month.

Brian Flavin arranged for his wife, who is also a doctor, to skip the triage system and go immediately for radiography, the entire process from her registration to discharge lasting just 26 minutes. Later, he removed intravenous fluids and dressings from the hospital to treat her at home, then altered hospital records to create the impression that she had been treated there.

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS …

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