GMC orders urologist to be retrainedBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7539.444-f (Published 23 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:444
- Owen Dyer
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 …