By November 6, 2013 Read More →

Red line management — Cancer treatment version

According to Sky News:

A hospital trust could face a police investigation over allegations staff were “pressured or bullied” into falsifying data relating to cancer patients.

A number of cancer patients suffered “undue delays” at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said.

CQC inspectors found that there were “inaccuracies” with waiting time data relating to cancer treatment.

Staff told inspectors they were put under pressure to change data relating to patients and their treatment to make it seem like people were being treated in line with national guidelines, a CQC spokesman said.

As a result some patients may not have had the treatment they needed in time, he added.

The watchdog has passed its findings to Essex Police.

Even worse is this tragic story.

A mother has demanded “justice” for her son who died at a hospital which could face a police investigation after allegedly falsifying data about cancer patients.

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