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PSNI announces investigation into the medical practices of Michael Watt

28th November 2023

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has announced it is beginning an investigation into the medical practices of former consultant neurologist, Michael Watt.

The investigation is at a very early stage and the PSNI is appealing to former patients, or their next of kin and representatives, who wish to report their concerns regarding their medical treatment by Michael Watt, to contact the police.

Belfast Trust acknowledges how difficult this news will be for Michael Watt’s former patients and their families, many of whom have already endured so much.
The Trust’s Neurology Recall Patient Advice Line is available on 0800 980 1100 for any neurology patient who may wish to contact us. Additionally, details of psychological support available to any Recall patient can be found here.

We will continue to support the PSNI in whatever way we can over the course of their investigations.

Details of the PSNI’s announcement can be found on their website.