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Consultant surgeon advised to stop operating

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7085.919b (Published 29 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:919
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Gwent

    A consultant cardiac surgeon whose operative mortality was found to be significantly poorer than the average of his colleagues should not resume operating, a team of external assessors has advised.

    James Wisheart, aged 58, voluntarily stopped operating last year, and he has since resigned as medical director of United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust. He has also announced his decision to retire.

    The external assessment of adult heart surgery at the …

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