News

Surgeon who carried out home circumcisions is struck off UK register after “blatant disregard” for patient safety

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1129 (Published 02 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1129
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A “callous” surgeon who flouted basic hygiene rules in performing home circumcisions and showed a “blatant disregard” for patient safety has been struck off the UK medical register.

Mohammad Siddiqui operated a private mobile circumcision service while working for the NHS as a clinical fellow in paediatric surgery at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust from June 2012 to November 2013.

A panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found him guilty of a catalogue of failures in performing religious circumcisions in the homes of four babies. One, Baby D, was left with loss of …

View Full Text

Sign in

Log in through your institution

Free trial

Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial

Subscribe