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Senior surgeon suspended for failing to spot indicators of severity

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 01 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5902
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A senior consultant surgeon has been suspended from the UK medical register for 12 months for failings in the care of five patients over a three year period between 2010 and 2013.

Ian Haynes, who qualified in 1972 and had a hitherto blameless career, was charged with a catalogue of failings relating to five unnamed patients at George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Many of the charges were found not proved by a medical practitioners’ tribunal but those that remained were judged sufficient to justify a finding of serious misconduct.

The bile duct of one patient was injured …

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