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Urologist is investigated by GMC after review by Royal College of Surgeons

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 05 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5304
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A consultant urologist who worked at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital is under investigation by the General Medical Council after a review by the Royal College of Surgeons recommended that his radical prostatectomy patients be recalled.

Arackal Manu Nair was suspended by Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust last year pending the review and later resigned. The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service has placed interim conditions on his registration, including a requirement that he practise only in the NHS under supervision and a ban on performing laparoscopic prostatectomies and procedures involving GreenLight laser.

Manu Nair also operated at three private Birmingham hospitals: Spire Parkway, Spire Little Aston, and BMI …

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