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Cosmetic surgeon is suspended for series of failures in patient care

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 27 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6724
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A cosmetic surgeon has been suspended from the UK medical register for nine months for failures in obtaining informed consent, pressuring a patient into surgery by offering a discount, and laughing when passing on a patient’s complaint of sexual assault by another doctor.

Ashish Dutta is the nominated member for the European Society of Aesthetic Surgery on the European Commission for Standardisation of Aesthetic Surgery Services. He is also an examiner for the World Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dutta qualified in Calcutta in 1988, and after moving to the UK he worked in hospitals for 10 years in a variety of specialties including surgery before becoming a full time GP in 1996. He became clinical governance lead for the local primary care group in Sunderland but left general practice in 2005. He opened two private cosmetic surgery clinics in …

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