Iodem commenced a service and review contract. A subcontract outlined was to carry out an investigation into
allegations of poor performance by a non-consultant grade hospital doctor. It was alleged that that the doctor had
significantly mismanaged three patients, placing them at potential risk of harm as a consequence of his actions. It
was agreed that a performance assessment would be undertaken.
Iodem assembled a team of independent assessors, consisting of experts in performance reviews and the related
specialties. The doctor was invited to take part in the assessment. The doctor had been reported to the relevant
national medical council shortly before the investigation and so the council requested a copy of the report.
The assessment went ahead with the following methodology:
The review concluded that there was no evidence to indicate serious under performance in the role that the doctor
held, or that there was any issue of patient safety. In particular, as one consultant had requested a recall of the
doctor’s patients, the Iodem review was able to robustly provide evidence that there was no need to alarm public
confidence with a patient recall.
Iodem was also able to suggest mechanisms to support and improve team working, including strategies to promote
dignity at work.