Gynaecologist admonished for removing ovaries without consentBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7112.831c (Published 04 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:831
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A leading consultant gynaecologist, John Studd, was last week found guilty of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council for removing a 35 year old patient's ovaries without her consent. But he was only admonished-the lowest penalty possible apart from taking no action.
Mr Studd, a consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London and a pioneer of hormone replacement therapy, had told the professional conduct committee that he thought he had the “implied consent” of Jacqueline Bartley to take …