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 State Of The City reports 
 plus John Savage's Bristol's UBH NHS Trust Pathology lab cover-up
 Weekly Program
 Daphne Havercroft, Stacey Herbert, Max Keiser, Martin Summers, Tony Gosling
 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
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1st June 2009
Monitor was informed of the histopathology allegations by John Savage during a routine telephone call. John Savage had known about them for at least a year as he was copied on the 15th June 2008 letter to Graham Rich. Yet neither thought it necessary to inform Monitor as a Foundation Trust regulator. UBHT became a Foundation Trust on 1st June 2008 and was thereafter known as UHB.
Daphne Havercroft, September 2010


Three questions inform this timeline:
- What did they know?
- When did they know about it?
- What did they do about it?

The Cast

Mary Barnes, Director, Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Services Network (ASWCS)
Ruth Brunt, Acting Chief Executive North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT), formerly Operations Director, NBT
Sir Ian Carruthers OBE, Chief Executive NHS South West
Murray Cochrane, Associate Director of Strategic Services NHS South West
Mike Durkin, Medical Director NHS South West
Deborah Evans, Chief Executive NHS Bristol, a witness at the Bristol Royal Infirmary Heart Inquiry.
Deborah Lee, UHB Director of Corporate Development (on secondment), formerly Co-Director of Commissioning, NHS Bristol, formerly a Governor of UHB, Acting Chief Executive NHS Bristol at the end of 2007
Rhona MacDonald, Former Chief Executive NHS Bath & North East Somerset & former Chair of the Board, ASWCS
Lisa Manson, Associate Director of Performance, NHS South West
Sonia Mills, Former Chief Executive NBT, now Chief Executive NHS Oxfordshire
Andrew Millward, Director of Communications and Corporate Services, NHS South West
Kieran Morgan, Former Joint Director Public Health, NHS Bath & North East Somerset, a witness at the Bristol Royal Infirmary Heart Inquiry
Martin Morse, Former Medical Director NBT
John Murdoch, Lead Gynaecological Oncological Surgeon UHB
Geoff Pye, Medical Director ASWCS
Graham Rich, Former Chief Executive UHB
John Savage, Chair of the Board UHB
Jonathan Sheffield, Medical Director UHB
David Tappin, Former Director of Strategic Development NBT, now performing the same role at NHS Bristol
Geoff Upton, Strategic Service Change Manager NHS South West
Richard Weatherhead, Chair of Bristol PCT

Statements in italics starting “DL:” are taken from a response to a Freedom of Information Request that includes a timeline headed “UHB Pathology Issues” produced by Deborah Lee on 12th March 2009, covering the period 22nd July 2008 to 3rd March 2009 inclusive. Ms Lee's last entry of 3rd March 2009 says “DL admits defeat and escalates to Chief Executives”.

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