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More than 1500 patients recalled after team finds serious shortcomings in surgeon’s work

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 13 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7699
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

More than 1500 patients of a recently retired consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist are to have their cases reviewed after an investigation by a team of experts found serious shortcomings in his work.

Rob Jones was a consultant with the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust for 20 years, but a team from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists found “major concerns about his colposcopy practice for some years.”

The team, which reported last April, said it was “disappointed” with the way the trust had managed the situation, missing a “clear opportunity” in 2007 …

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