An NHS Manager Misdiagnosed

Bristol Histopathology Editor’s Note: This story comes from the husband of a woman who died of breast cancer, after an avoidable error with a pathology slide.  As told to Local Authority Councillors of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Jane … Continue reading

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A Medical Director Decides Not To Double Report For Breast Cancer

Bristol Histopathology If a doctor tells you that you might have cancer and that you ought to have a biopsy, the tissue is then examined and tested by a pathologist for cancer. It’s important that the pathologists get it right. … Continue reading

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The British Medical Association – Playing Every Side Badly

The British Medical Association likes to represent all sides of the debate and to lobby government as the “doctors’ union”.  In 2009, its published accounts showed that it was flogging a new service to attract members and swell its coffers.  … Continue reading

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Cynthia Bower – A Career

Anyone interested in the patient safety scandals that have hit the NHS in recent years, might want to take a few moments to chart the meteoric rise of Cynthia Bower.  She comes from the West Midlands SHA “stable”, as does … Continue reading

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The Care Quality Commission and Turkeys

The best way to create a useless regulator is not to make it toothless, but to make it stupid.  When Cynthia Bower became the CEO of the Care Quality Commission, the first thing she did was to preside over a … Continue reading

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Stephen Bolsin’s Story: Too many babies were damaged and dying

Stephen Bolsin is a British anaesthetist, patient safety expert and medical ethicist whose actions as a whistleblower exposed and finally ended incompetent paediatric cardiac surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in 1995. His actions lead to the implementation of clinical governance … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Dr David Drew refuses to take the hush money

Whistleblowing paediatrician Dr David Drew had an unblemished career for 37 years, the last 18 in Walsall, until he was sacked in December 2010 for “gross misconduct and insubordination.”  Dr Drew had been medical lead for the paediatric department at … Continue reading

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Kim Holt Speaks Out On Baby P… To Other Doctors

This is a short piece written by Dr Kim Holt on the paediatric service failing and running into the ground before Baby P’s death.  She talks about the experience and gives advice to other doctors who may have concerns in … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Deborahs

Bristol Histopathology Editor’s Note:  This is the history of exposing what happened at Bristol for gynaecological patients who were misdiagnosed.  We provide all evidence and allow readers to judge for themselves.  We welcome comments from the primary care trust on … Continue reading

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Catherine Calland’s Story and Bristol Histopathology

On Tuesday 19th July 2011, Catherine Calland, one of the victims of the Bristol Histopathology misdiagnoses gave this powerful presentation to Bristol Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Commission. Her story also featured in the Bristol Evening Post 20th July … Continue reading

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