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GMC orders urologist to be retrained

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 23 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:444
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A consultant urology surgeon has been ordered by the General Medical Council to undergo retraining, after a fitness to practise panel heard that his surgical technique was “highly flawed and likely to produce serious haemorrhaging.”

    Hurais Syed, 51, was working as a locum consultant at the Dewsbury District Hospital, West Yorkshire, when he came to the attention of the GMC in 2000, soon after two of his surgical patients died.

    John Hetherington, a 67 year old patient with a kidney tumour, died in the hospital's intensive care unit in February 2000, 35 …

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