Surgeon is suspended for further 12 months after ignoring tribunal’s advice

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 17 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7484
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A general surgeon who was suspended for 12 months last year after leaving a breast cancer patient with a deformed chest at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary has been suspended for a further 12 months after failing to meet requirements for study, remediation, and reflection set by the original tribunal.

Mutasim Mohammed, who now works at a private hospital in Saudi Arabia, was suspended in December 2012 by a panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. He was found to have worked beyond the limits of his surgical competence in undertaking breast cancer surgery when he lacked adequate …

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