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Prolific surgeon found guilty of misconduct and dishonesty


A prolific surgeon accused of poor care — some with a ‘catastrophic outcome’ — and altering patient notes has been found guilty of misconduct following a tribunal hearing. 

Jeremy Parker, who performed hundreds of operations at Colchester Hospital and the private Oaks Hospital until his suspension in 2019, faced a misconduct hearing in December and January.

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

Richard Holland, opening the tribunal case for the General Medical Council, said Mr Parker’s care of six patients – referred to as patients A-F – was “deficient” in a number of ways, with that provided to patient A leading to a “catastrophic outcome” where their leg was amputated below the right knee following “catastrophic blood loss” caused by severing of an artery during surgery.

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Source: HSJ, 1 February 2022

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