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Surgeon who operated without insurance is suspended

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6508 (Published 28 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6508
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A surgeon who operated for nearly five years at private hospitals without indemnity insurance has been suspended for four months by a panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

Ihimire Paul Okojie, who was employed by the NHS as a consultant surgeon, also practised at Nuneaton Private Hospital and at BMI’s Meriden Hospital in Warwickshire. He operated on approximately 260 patients between August 2007, when his insurance lapsed, and June 2012, when his practising privileges were suspended by the Meriden Hospital.

Okojie had been reminded by the hospital in 2006 that his Medical Defence Union indemnity insurance had lapsed. …

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