BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 10 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:318

Surgeon suspended after patient dies of hepatitis: Two hospitals are following up patients who have undergone orthopaedic operations after the death of a 77 year old woman from hepatitis B last month. A locum orthopaedic registrar working in a shared post at Mount Vernon and Hillingdon Hospitals was subsequently found to be positive for hepatitis B. The Public Health Laboratory Service is trying to confirm the link between the surgeon's …

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