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Hospital trust reviews care provided to 88 patients by oral and maxillofacial surgeon

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2816 (Published 15 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2816
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust is reviewing the treatment of 88 patients over concerns that a consultant surgeon used an unproved surgical technique in some cases and operated unnecessarily in others.

The trust revealed that the unnamed oral and maxillofacial surgeon has been suspended since February 2013 pending an internal investigation after concerns were expressed by consultant colleagues over …

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