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Surgeon whose manslaughter conviction was quashed faces GMC hearing

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 26 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k419
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

David Sellu, the senior colorectal surgeon who was jailed for gross negligence manslaughter after a patient died and who then had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal1 is to face a six week fitness to practise hearing starting on 29 January.

At the medical practitioners tribunal hearing in Manchester, Sellu faces charges of failing to provide good clinical care to James Hughes, the patient whose care was at the centre of the criminal case against him.

The tribunal will investigate Sellu’s actions during the days before Hughes died at …

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