Obstetrician accused of committing a series of surgical blunders

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 19 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:767
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist was accused before the General Medical Council this week of committing a catalogue of surgical blunders, failing to give proper postoperative care, delegating inappropriately to junior doctors, dishonestly misleading colleagues about the outcome of operations, and trying to persuade patients to have their babies privately.

    Rodney Ledward, aged 58, faces more than 25 allegations over his treatment of 14 patients during a seven year period from 1989 to 1996, at an NHS and a private hospital, both in Kent. The allegations include removing a patient's ovaries …

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