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Investigating how paedophile doctor went undetected




Dr Myles Bradbury leaving Cambridge Crown Court.
Dr Myles Bradbury leaving Cambridge Crown Court.

An independent investigation will try to discover how convicted paedophile, Myles Bradbury, was able to abuse children while working at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Following Bradbury’s conviction in December 2014, the Cambridge University Hospital (CUH) Trust has commissioned an independent investigation into the internal processes of the paediatric oncology unit where he worked.

Bradbury pleaded guilty to 25 offences, including voyeurism and sexual assault, against boys in his care.

In a letter to parents and guardians of children affected by Bradbury, CUH chief executive, Dr Keith McNeil, urged people with any information to help with the investigation

Dr McNeil said: “The purpose of this independent investigation is to establish how Dr Bradbury was able to carry out his activities, how his offending behaviour went undetected and what lessons there are to be learnt for this service, the Trust and the wider NHS.

“I am writing to make you aware of this investigation, and invite you to contribute.

“I should emphasise that the independent investigation, which is being undertaken by a company called Verita, is looking at our internal governance in the hospital and not at the clinical care of individual patients.

“Verita would like to hear from any patients, their family or carers who may have mentioned a concern about Dr Bradbury to a member of staff, or were dissuaded from doing so, at any point during their treatment here.

“I would like to reassure you that any contact with Verita would be confidential.”

Anyone with information that could help is asked to contact Verita,at lauraconlon@verita.net or 020 7494 5670.



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