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Surgeon sacked for “misconduct and misjudgment”

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 05 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:321
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A British surgeon who was suspended on full pay for two and a half years was finally sacked last week without notice after an independent review concluded that “serious acts of misconduct and misjudgment” justified summary dismissal. Christopher Ingoldby, aged 52, consultant general surgeon at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is appealing against his dismissal.

    Pinderfields and Pontefract NHS, his employers, has been hit with a raft of negligence claims over his work—84 in all, including 13 on behalf of patients who …

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