Independent report concludes Addenbrooke’s Hospital missed opportunities allowed Bradbury to continue abusing children

Dr Myles Bradbury was employed as a paediatric haematologist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He pleaded guilty in September 2014 to 25 sexual offences against 18 children who had been his patients, as well as to charges of voyeurism and possession of indecent images.

He was sentenced to a total of 22 years’ imprisonment, with the judge emphasising the seriousness of the breach of trust that these offences displayed.

Whilst an independant report has concluded it is possible to prevent the abuse of patients, but that is completely impracticable, it has however conceeded that there were a number of missed oppurtunities allowing Bradbury to continue his offending.

It was only when the family of a patient raised a concern about possible inappropriate behaviour by Dr Bradbury and senior staff were alerted at once that he was immediately removed from clinical duties, then excluded from clinical duty the following day, and did not return to the trust.

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