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Prolific surgeon ‘harmed more than 100 patients’

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A consultant orthopaedic surgeon who carried out double the average number of knee and hip operations over a three year-period is facing a tribunal over alleged misconduct and more than 100 legal cases lodged by former patients, HSJ has been told.

Jeremy Parker, who performed hundreds of operations at Colchester Hospital and the private Oaks Hospital until his suspension in 2019, is currently appearing before a misconduct hearing.

The tribunal is investigating allegations that between August 2015 and November 2018, Mr Parker failed to provide good clinical care to six patients. It has also been alleged that Mr Parker performed surgery in breach of restrictions on his clinical practice between October 2018 and January 2019 and that his actions were dishonest.

The trauma and orthopaedic surgeon is also facing allegations that he added pre-typed operation notes to approximately 14 patients’ records ahead of an invited review into his clinical practice by the Royal College of Surgeons, without indicating they had been made retrospectively.

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Source: HSJ, 5 December 2022

 

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