Two Scottish surgeons suspended

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 22 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:491
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Two of the three consultant general surgeons at a Scottish hospital have been suspended from duty pending investigations into their clinical practices after concerns were raised by colleagues.

    The unrelated suspensions, which happened within three weeks of each other, have plunged Stracathro Hospital, near Brechin in Angus, into chaos, causing management to suspend emergency operations for at least three months. A surgeon from Ninewells Hospital in Dundee has been seconded to Stracathro to plug the gap.

    Mr Douglas Irving, who …

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