Hospitals are refusing to share information about complaints about doctors, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The BBC report:

Some hospitals do not share information which could identify doctors who make repeated mistakes, the BBC has found.

Several hospital trusts said they had compensated patients following repeated allegations made against a doctor, but had not referred the incidents to the General Medical Council (GMC).

Some doctors have been involved in up to six unreported incidents.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.