Surgeon has 19 conditions placed on his practice

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 20 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3283
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

An orthopaedic surgeon in private practice—whose “inadequate” surgery had “serious far reaching consequences” for nine patients—has been allowed to continue practising, subject to 19 conditions.

Colin Mainds told a panel at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester that by 2009, he was often working seven days a week.

He was the only surgeon at the private BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow who specialised in lower back spinal surgery, and saw seven of the nine patients as part of an …

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