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Exam result error leads to doctor suspension

Published on 20/08/2009
A group of doctors who had been incorrectly told that they had passed their final exams have been suspended.

Four doctors working across hospitals in south Wales were discovered to have been given the wrong result for one module of their exam by Cardiff University.

According to the BBC, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust said in a statement: "All foundation programme trainees are heavily supervised and would have formed just one part of the wider clinical team caring for patients.

"No significant decisions about the medical care of a patient would have been made without the involvement of a more senior doctor."

It added that they had not made any significant decisions on the care of patients.

Cardiff University confirmed that there had actually been five people affected, with one told they had failed when they had in fact passed.

The hospitals involved included Llandough in Cardiff, Singleton and Morriston in Swansea, Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli and Withybush General Hosptial at Haverfordwest.
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