Doctors Question Method Opted for Clinical Review

Doctors have expressed concerns about the manner in which the clinical review by the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has been carried out in relation to three hospitals, namely Ysbyty Gwynedd, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and Wrexham Maelor. Specialists have felt the technique of conducting the review was incorrect and a new take should be taken by authorities.

The results of the clinical review can lead to changes being brought about in the grading of the hospitals. Apparently the reviews were completed without asking for an opinion from doctors or patients and the sole opinion of stakeholders was considered, while drawing up the review.

Following the concerns raised by doctors, the Chairman of the Health Committee, Clwyd West has asked for an inquiry in to the manner, in which the review was being conducted in North Wales. The inquiry would be looking, whether the review being carried out is in accordance with guidelines issued by the NHS.

While talking about the review, the Clarence Medical Practice in Rhyl has issued a statement saying that the opportunity of involving the public in such a review was missed by the authors. He also felt that solely presenting the opinion of stakeholders was biased. The statement further called Betsi Cadwaladr University as too immature to conduct a review.