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No more broken hearts?
Surgeons performing an operation
No More Broken Hearts?
Sunday 24 June 2001

Five years ago the medical profession was rocked by revelations that babies operated on at Bristol Royal Infirmary had died unnecessarily.

Two consultant paediatric surgeons and the hospitals Chief Executive were struck off the medical register and an exhaustive Inquiry into the Bristol tragedy is just about to be published.

But could Bristol happen again? Panorama investigates the efforts of the medical profession to tackle the problems that the tragedy brought to light and considers whether surgeons should have their results made public.

See also:

The shockwaves generated by the Bristol heart babies affair have failed to reshape the profession

Is the medical profession doing enough to ensure that the Bristol tragedy never happens again? Steve Parker of the Bristol Heart Children Action Group answered your questions

Production Team:
Reporter Sarah Barclay
Producers Rabinder Minhas & Murdoch Rodgers
Assistant Producer Rebecca Woodward

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No more broken hearts
A report for the public inquiry revealed problems in Bristol weren't simply due to the surgeons
Panorama's Sarah Barclay
"The shockwaves from Bristol made the heart surgeons take a long hard look at themselves. But what about other surgeons?"
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