Surgeon’s suspension shortened by just a month after new hearing demanded by High CourtBMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4120 (Published 07 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4120
- Clare Dyer
- The BMJ
A consultant orthopaedic surgeon who won a High Court appeal against a three month suspension from the UK medical register has now been suspended for two months instead at a new medical practitioners tribunal hearing.
The result means that, after a trip to the High Court and a new tribunal hearing, Mohammed Sait’s suspension from the register has been shortened by just one month.
A previous hearing found in April 2018 that Sait had acted with sexual motivation in meeting a woman who had recently stopped being his patient. But at the High Court last November Mr Justice Mostyn quashed that tribunal’s three month suspension, ruling that a “remarkable failure” to cross examine the doctor about his alleged sexual motivation constituted “procedural unfairness.” Mostyn sent the case back …