GMC accuses surgeon of operating without consent

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 27 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:952
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A consultant surgeon seriously failed his patients before, during, and after surgery over a nine year period, the General Medical Council heard this week.

    Christopher Ingoldby, aged 54, failed to carry out preoperative investigations, operated without informed consent, committed serious surgical errors, and delayed taking the necessary steps when operations went wrong, the council's professional conduct committee was told.

    Mr Ingoldby was a surgeon at Pinderfields …

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