UK surgeon takes name off medical register before scheduled case review

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 28 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1203
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A Scottish orthopaedic surgeon who was allowed to continue working under certain specified conditions after bungling spinal operations has voluntarily taken his name off the medical register, relinquishing his right to practise in the United Kingdom.

Colin Campbell Mainds, 57, left several patients at Glasgow’s private Ross Hall Hospital with lasting pain and disability. In May 2013 the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found misconduct in the care of nine people.1

Seven of the nine people were NHS patients sent to Ross Hall …

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