Nearly 300 women who were screened for breast cancer at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital in Dorset have been told that the junior doctor who screened them may have given them the all-clear incorrectly. They have, therefore, been asked to have follow-up screenings done at the hospital.
272 patients who were seen between early 2011 and July 2012 have been sent letters explaining why it is so important to be re-checked.
The junior doctor involved is a male who has not been named and it is thought that he failed to carry out the necessary procedures when assessing patients. The consultants in charge of the clinic raised concerns after observing the way in which the doctor screened patients.
Complaints about the doctor, who has now moved elsewhere, continued until July 2012. the General Medical Council is now investigating the individual and has invited the Royal College of Surgeons to assist with matters.
A spokesman for Royal Bournemouth Hospital has admitted that it appears as though a junior doctor performed below the level expected of hospital staff. However, evidence is yet to be found that serious errors were made.
A hotline has been set up in order to provide support to the women affected and extra clinics will be on offer in order to make sure that those requiring follow-up tests will not need to wait to be seen.
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