A NHS England review has found that at least eight women have been "unnecessarily harmed" as a result of treatment by an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consultant. The review has not clarified what harm was caused to the women although a spokesperson for the Royal Derby Hospital, run by the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, confirmed that all eight women had undergone major surgical procedures such as a hysterectomy.

The Trust have confirmed that the Consultant is not currently working at the Trust and that they are contacting a further 136 women who received treatment by the Consultant in order to assist NHS England with their investigations.

The initial review began after concerns were raised by colleagues of the consultant in late 2018.

Dr Magnus Harrison, executive medical director of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, said "We will be working closely with NHS England to establish the full facts and will provide all the necessary support they need during their review."

The need to protect patients from unnecessary harm by Consultants is something that the Freeths’ Clinical Negligence team unfortunately know all too well: Karen Reynolds, partner of our Derby and Stoke on Trent offices has led investigations on behalf of over 50 patients who suffered negligent treatment by former consultant maxillofacial surgeon, Roger Bainton. Mr Bainton carried out a number of unnecessary operations and experimental procedures whilst practicing at the Royal Stoke University Hospital between 2005 and 2013. He was suspended in 2013, subsequently dismissed and erased from the medical register by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal. Karen Reynolds, along with Naomi Solomon and Claire Cooper have obtained compensation for many who received negligent treatment whilst under the care of Mr Bainton.

Our specialist clinical negligence solicitors have vast experience in claims arising from the malpractice of physicians. If you are concerned about any treatment which you or a loved one have received, please contact:-

Karen Reynolds, Partner: 0845 272 5677 or karen.reynolds@freeths.co.uk

Naomi Solomon, Solicitor: 0845 030 5742 or naomi.solomon@freeths.co.uk

For further information about this news report please see the BBC website; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-52324807

For further information about our team and how we may be able to help you, visit our website at: http://www.freeths.co.uk/legal-services/individuals/clinical-negligence/