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Surgeon who carried out home circumcisions is struck off UK register after “blatant disregard” for patient safety

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 02 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1129
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A “callous” surgeon who flouted basic hygiene rules in performing home circumcisions and showed a “blatant disregard” for patient safety has been struck off the UK medical register.

Mohammad Siddiqui operated a private mobile circumcision service while working for the NHS as a clinical fellow in paediatric surgery at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust from June 2012 to November 2013.

A panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found him guilty of a catalogue of failures in performing religious circumcisions in the homes of four babies. One, Baby D, was left with loss of …

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