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A review of the medical records of a small number of deceased patients of former neurologist Dr Michael Watt has been completed, the BBC has learned.
The findings from the review, conducted by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), are being shared with the families of the 44 deceased patients.
In May 2018, the Department of Health commissioned the review. It asked regulator the RQIA to review the records of Dr Michael Watt's patients who died in the previous ten years.
The Royal College of Physicians, which has been examining 44 deceased patients' records as part of phase 2 of the review, has provided the RQIA ( Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority) with its reports.
Families who wish to receive details of the review of their loved ones' medical records are being offered an opportunity to discuss the findings.
The RQIA has estimated there may be more than 3,000 deceased patients who were at some point under the care of Dr Watt in the 10-year period prior to May 2018.
The 44 cases selected for review included deceased patients whose family members had approached the RQIA with concerns about their care.