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Surgeon accused of operating beyond his competence

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7313.592f (Published 15 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:592
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A consultant surgeon who left five women dead and seven more injured was accused before the General Medical Council this week of performing operations for which he had no training or experience and of misleading patients' families about the botched outcomes.

    Steven Walker, 44, has been suspended on full pay of £55 000 ($77 000) since January 1999 from his job as a consultant general surgeon at the Victoria Hospital, Blackpool. After a hospital review of 140 of his …

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