The Commission for Health Improvement has been called in to investigate four trusts which employed a locum pathologist who misdiagnosed more than 200 cancer patients.

Dr James Elwood worked most recently at Swindon and Marlborough trust.

A gynaecologist accused of a catalogue of botched operations practised in the UK for 14 years, despite being struck off the medical register in Canada, the General Medical Council was told this week. The hearing into Richard Neale's work is expected to last several weeks.