Joint Statement

Joint Statement issued by NHS England and NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group

On Friday, March 2nd 2018, Dr. Anthony Bland was given a 20-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to a number of serious charges of a safeguarding nature.

We want to reassure patients seen and treated by Dr. Bland that the police have confirmed that none of the charges brought against him relate to his patients or any of his roles as a doctor.

Upon his arrest in January 2017, we took immediate action to suspend Dr. Bland and he has not had any contact with patients since then. He has been removed from the list of GP Performers and can no longer work as a GP.

We understand that these charges may be upsetting for local people. If you would like to speak to someone, please get in touch with the NHS England Contact Centre on 0300 311 2233.


Date added: 06/03/2018

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