Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has revealed that an independent review is taking place to see if delays to treatment for thousands of patients using services run by DMC healthcare have “caused harm”. At least 18 serious health incidents are being investigated; dermatology services were stripped from DMC Healthcare in July.
In June, the NHS took away GP surgery contracts worth £4.1m a year from DMC due to patient safety fears in June. DMC was responsible for nearly 60,000 patients at nine surgeries in Medway and skin condition services for other parts of Kent.
Full story in Kent Online, 28 September 2020