Senior surgeon suspended for failing to spot indicators of severityBMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5902 (Published 01 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5902
- Clare Dyer
- 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 …