Radiologist review “very concerning”, Sugden MLA

Eaast Londonderry MLA Claire Sugden has described as “very concerning” news that more than 9,000 Northern Trust patients have been contacted as part of a review into the work of a radiologist.

Tuesday, 6th July 2021, 11:00 am
Claire Sugden MLA

The consultant worked for the Trust between July 2019 and February 2020.

A full review of all the scans the consultant reported on has been initiated after concerns were raised by the General Medical Council and 30 images were reviewed.

Questions must be answered about how this was allowed to happen and what is being done to prevent it happening again,” said Ms SUgden. “Hopefully everyone who is part of this review has now been contacted, and while it is natural to worry, I would urge those involved not to panic. The Trust’s medical director expects the vast majority of the images reported on by this consultant will be found to be satisfactory.

“When people attend health screenings they must have confidence that they are receiving the best care available. The public needs reassurance.”