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Concerns raised over former surgeon at children's hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital has written to the families of all children treated by one of its former surgeons after concerns were raised about his practice.

Yaser Jabbar, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, has not had a licence to practise medicine in the UK since 8 January, the medical register shows.

Independent experts are now reviewing the concerns raised.

The hospital trust said the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) was asked to review its paediatric orthopaedic service following concerns raised by family members and staff.

The RCS then raised concerns about Mr Jabbar, which the trust said were being taken "incredibly seriously" and would be reviewed by independent experts from other paediatric hospitals.

A spokesman for the trust said: "We are sorry for the worry and uncertainty this may cause the families who are impacted.

"We are committed to learning from every single patient that we treat, and to being open and transparent with our families when care falls below the high standards we strive for."

The spokesperson said Mr Jabbar, reported to be an expert in limb reconstruction, no longer worked at the hospital.

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Source: BBC News, 28 February 2024


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