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Review of radiology reporting at Oban

Issued: 12 Jun 2008

NHS Highland has convened a Critical Incident Team to review information gathered as part of the investigation into a small number of concerns about the interpretation of radiological investigations at Lorn and the Isles Hospital in Oban.

This group has agreed that we should proceed to a further review of clinically prioritised cases to make sure that no patient has ongoing, undiagnosed disease which should have been picked up at an earlier stage. NHS Highland has sought support from the Royal College of Radiologists to inform its review.

Cases included in the review will be x-rays and barium enemas where the images were reported on at Lorn and Isles Hospital in Oban between October 2007 and May 2008. This includes investigations taken at other locations but reported on by radiologists based at Oban.

NHS Highland Medical Director Dr Ian Bashford said: "We are proceeding to a review because the information looked at so far is not enough to give us cause for concern or the necessary reassurance. We wish to stress that of the thousands of images read at Lorn and the Isles Hospital over the past several months we have only had concerns raised about very few. We are, however, taking these concerns seriously and are taking all necessary steps to provide reassurance."

Any patient with concerns can see their own doctor or contact NHS Highland on 08000 282836.

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