Surgeon who referred girlfriend to gynaecologist has suspension revoked

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 15 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4636
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A consultant orthopaedic surgeon who sent his girlfriend three times to a gynaecologist colleague for evacuation of womb contents has received a warning from a fitness to practise panel after his original sanction of suspension was struck down by the High Court.

Ahmed Abbas Hussein worked for Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, in Harlow, Essex. On three occasions between 2005 and 2007 he sent “RJ” to a colleague, the gynaecologist Mohamed Al-Samarraie, with symptoms of pregnancy, telling him that she was a relative.1 On each occasion Al-Samarraie diagnosed …

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