Hospital and GMC investigate apparent irregularities in heart surgeon’s dataBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3705 (Published 04 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3705
- Clare Dyer
- 1The BMJ
The General Medical Council is investigating a leading heart surgeon who was sacked after an internal investigation by his employers indicated that he understated the length of time some patients who died spent on a heart-lung bypass machine during their operations.
Ian Wilson, who was a consultant at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, was dismissed by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust in October 2013. He is alleged to have inaccurately entered the information on a database that was set up by the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery to allow patients to compare individual surgeons’ outcomes. …