French surgeon is suspended for 12 months for not having UK licence

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 29 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6441
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A French orthopaedic surgeon has been suspended for 12 months by the UK Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service after he performed surgery at London’s Charing Cross Hospital and a private hospital without a UK licence to practise.

Xavier Ohl, who qualified at the University of Reims in 2008, was invited to undertake clinical and research activities in Britain. He was supported by a consultant orthopaedic surgeon named in the case only as Dr A, who stated in his supporting letter, “He is one of the brightest young orthopaedic surgeons of his …

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