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Private provider’s contract suspended pending safety review


An independent provider’s NHS contract has been suspended, and a harm review is to be carried out on patients who have faced a long wait.

Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group suspended DMC Healthcare’s contract to provide dermatology services in north Kent “to ensure patient safety” on Friday. It said it had showing some patients had been on waiting lists longer than they should have been.

It is unable to say how many patients are likely to be involved in the harm review, but it is expected to focus on those who have waited longer than they should or where harm is suspected.

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Source: HSJ, 24 June 2020

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