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Safety review called after medical negligence case

2nd October 2009

NHS trusts around the country have been ordered to review their safety procedures after a German doctor accidentally administered a fatal dose of drugs to a British man.

The healthcare worker in question, Daniel Ubani, was refused work in the UK the first time he applied due to a lack of English language skills. However, he was then employed by an NHS trust in Cornwall.

He subsequently killed Cambridgeshire man David Gray at his home with the administering of a painkiller ten times over the required dose.

Mr Ubani apologies to the patient’s family and said that he was tired and stressed at the time of the incident.

Now, the Department of Health (DoH) is ordering NHS trusts to tighten the induction and training conditions for foreign doctors and healthcare workers distributing powerful drugs.

The Guardian quotes the DoH as stating: “Working in an out of hours environment poses special challenges [?] and effective induction processes for new doctors are an essential precondition for safe practice.”

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