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 journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.