GMC reprimands consultant for terminating pregnancy without consentBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7350.1354/f (Published 08 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1354
- Owen Dyer
A consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist was severely reprimanded by the General Medical Council last week for terminating a pregnancy without his patient's consent. Reginald Dixon, 65, elected to continue a hysterectomy after he discovered a previously unsuspected 11 week old fetus.
Mr Dixon performed the operation in 1993 and was acquitted of illegally procuring a miscarriage at Nottingham Crown Court in 1995. He retired last October. The GMC was not made aware of the case until a private complaint was lodged …