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Surgeon who was suspended for performing wrong knee surgery can practise again

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 28 July 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3002
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A consultant orthopaedic surgeon may return to unrestricted practice after being suspended for 12 months for dishonesty over unnecessary revision surgery he performed partly to cover up his own earlier surgical error.

At a medical practitioners tribunal review hearing Alan Norrish won the right to resume work despite opposition from General Medical Council (GMC) lawyers who argued that his fitness to practise was still impaired.

At his original hearing last summer the GMC had argued for Norrish to be struck …

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