Gynaecologist struck off for catalogue of failures

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 22 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:213
  1. OWEN DYER, freelance journalist

    A British gynaecologist has been struck off by the General Medical Council for a “catalogue of failures” in surgery and for “grossly” falling below the standard that the public is entitled to expect from doctors. Nicholas Siddle, 46, was a consultant for 17 years before he was fired from University College Hospital last year. He has said that he will not appeal against the council's decision, which was reached after a five day hearing.

    Mr Siddle's surgical failures occurred mainly because of his unfamiliarity with the technique of laparoscopic surgery, …

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