Surgeon suspended over ‘branding’

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, BirminghamUniversity Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is investigating the allegation

A doctor has been suspended over allegations he “branded” his initials on to a patient’s liver.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust confirmed it is investigating the claims made against a surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

The letters were reportedly found by a colleague during a routine operation.

The trust said the surgeon had been suspended until an internal investigation is completed.

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