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This article was published on May 15th, 2017
A surgeon has been struck off the medical register by a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) panel after it found the doctor had made three clinical mistakes which should never have happened.
The first surgical error was during an appendicectomy procedure when he failed to identify an appendix that needed removing and instead removed patient’s reproductive organs including an ovary and a fallopian tube. The second error involved removing a fat pad from a patient instead of an appendix whilst conducting a laparoscopy and the third medical error occurred when the surgeon removed a skin tag instead of a small cyst whilst the patient was under anaesthetic.
The MPTS panel found that the surgeon’s negligence whilst working at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was unacceptable and fell well below medical standards expected in the NHS. The panel commented: “The tribunal agreed that all three incidents were ‘never events’, in that they were surgical incidents that should never have occurred.
“It determined that all three fell seriously below the standard expected, and that fellow practitioners would find your conduct deplorable.
“It determined that your actions could seriously undermine public confidence in the medical profession, and accordingly, it determined that your actions amounted to serious professional misconduct.”
The surgeon has been struck off from the medical register with immediate effect.
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