Some of the serious findings of external reviews of NHS services from recent years, previously unpublished, have been released to HSJ. An HSJ investigation has found the NHS has kept secret dozens of external reviews into care failings in local services including:
- A hospital where surgery may have “shortened life expectancy”.
- An alleged “cartel” of private patients said to be put on NHS lists.
- “Very high risk” consultant on-call arrangements.
- Problems with fetal heart monitoring in a maternity service.
- Potentially unnecessary operations being carried out.
- Rows among doctors putting patients at risk.
Read their full report below.