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Surgeon is struck off for second time

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 01 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1292
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A consultant general surgeon has been struck off by the General Medical Council for a second time, three years after successfully appealing to the Privy Council against his first erasure.

    Steven Walker, who worked at Blackpool Victoria Hospital from 1995 to 1998, was struck off for a series of botched operations in 2001 but then in 2003 was reinstated with conditions after appealing.

    But a lengthy police inquiry led to a manslaughter conviction last year over the death of one of his patients, and the inquiry revealed that he had removed and kept a theatre register that was sought by investigators. The …

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