Oral surgeon at centre of recent controversy had previously been reprimanded by GMC

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 08 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3121
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A consultant maxillofacial surgeon who has been suspended by his employers since February 2013 pending a review of 88 cases was severely reprimanded by the General Medical Council 14 years ago over a case in which a patient died, it has emerged.

Roger Bainton, who holds medical and dental qualifications, was also suspended for a year by the General Dental Council over the same incident and lost his job as a surgeon at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

He went on to take up a post as a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon with the University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS …

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