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PostPosted: 12-07-2013 22:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Dead' psychiatrist Anatta Nergui fit to work
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-23289802

Dr Nergui was working at Wishaw General Hospital

A cannabis-smoking psychiatrist who asked his secretary to tell patients he was dead has been told by a tribunal he can return to work.

Dr Anatta Nergui was formerly known as Dr Shehzad Javed before changing his name by deed poll.

As Dr Javed, he worked at Wishaw General Hospital. He is currently working as a locum for Derbyshire NHS Trust.

A review hearing ruled he was now fit to return to unrestricted practice.

They said the medic had "gained full insight into his behaviour".

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard how he told a colleague: "Tell everyone that Shehzad Javed died in peace."

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The panel is satisfied that two consecutive periods of conditional registration have enabled you to gain full insight into your behaviour”

Carrie Ryan-Palmer
Tribunal panel chairwoman
In June 2009 he refused to go into work and made the bizarre phone call to his colleague and added: "It's not a suicide of the body, but a death of the mind."

He also sent two secretaries £100 gift vouchers thanking them for "being in his life".

Worried colleagues at the North Lanarkshire hospital were so startled they phoned the emergency services.

When police arrived at Dr Nergui's home on 9 June 2009, they found several cannabis plants and evidence that he had been smoking the drug.

Dr Nergui was called before his professional regulator in 2011 and admitted to growing and smoking cannabis as well as making the phone call and failing to see a psychiatrist a few days later.

He was allowed to continue working under conditions for 18 months and at a review hearing last year they were varied but extended for another 12 months.

At a further hearing, the panel was told Dr Nergui was now employed as a locum doctor by the Derbyshire NHS Trust after moving away from Scotland last year.

Grew cannabis
The panel agreed to remove his conditions and allowed him to return to work without restrictions.

Chairwoman Carrie Ryan-Palmer said: "It is clear, from the evidence provided to the panel, that you are making strenuous efforts to keep your clinical knowledge and skills up to date.

"The panel is satisfied that two consecutive periods of conditional registration have enabled you to gain full insight into your behaviour.

"In all the above circumstances, therefore, the panel has determined that your fitness to practise is no longer impaired by reason of your misconduct."

The General Medical Council (GMC), represented by Simon Phillips QC, presented evidence to the panel of Dr Nergui's compliance with conditions and continuing professional development.

He said: "Our position is that it is a matter for the panel whether or not the doctor's fitness to practise is impaired currently, having regard to the information both by the way of background and the evidence before it."

Dr Nergui addressed the panel only to say: "I think my only reason for bringing myself here today was to show the panel I'm here and it seemed to me that the previous panels made a reference that there was a lack of insight, that I had not engaged in previous meetings."

'Nameless one'
The 2011 hearing was told that Dr Nergui informed a secretary he had smashed his mobile phone against a wall because he did not need it any more and cancelled an order for a computer printer for his office, saying he had ordered it "out of greed, not need".

He was taken into custody on 9 June 2009 and assessed at Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, where he told a doctor he had smoked some home-grown cannabis the previous night and that he had used cannabis in the past.

The psychiatrist also admitted to drinking a bottle of vodka every one to two weeks.

During that interview, Dr Nergui said Dr Shehzad Javed had died and for the remainder of the conversation, he referred to Dr Javed in the third person.

He referred to himself as "Nergui - the nameless one".

Dr Nergui worked as a locum consultant psychiatrist for NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Ayrshire between 2004 and 2009.

At that time he was known as Dr Shehzad Javed until he officially changed his name to Anatta Nergui by Deed Poll on 3 August 2009.

He did not work in medicine for several years after he left his job in 2009 and took up his most recent post in March this year.
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PostPosted: 13-07-2013 07:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a tad ironic that psychiatrists can often be nuttier than the general population...
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PostPosted: 12-12-2013 12:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major hospital blunders including 40 patients given surgery on wrong limb, revealed by official statistics
Almost 150 patients suffered from major errors which are so simple and serious that they are categorised as "never events"
By Laura Donnelly
10:49AM GMT 12 Dec 2013

Almost 40 NHS patients have undergone surgery on the wrong limb in a six-month period, according to new official statistics which reveal for the first time a catalogue of major hospital blunders.
Almost 150 patients suffered from major errors which are so simple and serious that they are categorised as "never events" between April and September.
They include 37 patients who had surgery on the wrong site, and 69 cases in which surgical instruments or swabs were left inside the body.

Total numbers of "never events" have been published before, but for the first time the statistics reveal the details of incidents, and record the hospitals with the highest numbers.

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation trust recorded the highest number of incidents - four in six months, with two patients "retaining foreign objects" one suffering wrong site surgery and one being given the wrong type of prosthesis or implant during surgery.

Nine more trusts recorded three incidents each during the period. They were The Royal Wolverhampton NHS trust, West Middlesex University NHS trust, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation trust, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS trust, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust, Barts Health NHS trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS trust, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation trust and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation trust.

After wrong site surgery and leaving foreign objects in patients, the most common major blunder was giving the wrong implant or prosthesis. This occurred 21 times.

There were five cases of misplaced feeding tubes causing death or severe harm. The wrong drugs and overdoses were given, and the wrong type of blood transfused, causing death or severe harm.

In total there were 148 "never events" at 102 NHS trusts and eight independent hospitals between April and September this year.
NHS England said the data shows that the number of never events recorded is broadly similar to last year.

Dr Mike Durkin, National Director of Patient Safety at NHS England, said: “Awareness in the NHS of these issues has never been greater and the quality of our surgical procedures has never been better. It follows that the risk of these things happening has never been smaller.
“Every single never event puts patients at risk of harm which is avoidable. People who suffer severe harm because of mistakes can suffer serious physical and psychological effects for the rest of their lives, and that should never happen to anyone who seeks treatment from the NHS."

He said the publication of figures for each NHS trust, with details of most of the major types of error, was being published in a bid to be more open and honest.
Dr Durkin said: "There are risks involved with all types of healthcare. And one of those risks – with the best will in the world and the best doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in the world - is that things can go wrong and mistakes can be made. This has always been the case, and it is true everywhere in the world.
“This publication is not about ‘naming and shaming’ - it is about telling the public about mistakes, and further ensuring that we talk about and learn from them. That is the way to minimise errors and take every step we can to drive unavoidable harm out of the NHS."

Overall, there were 69 cases where foreign objects were left inside patients, including 11 cases of surgical swabs, three cases where specimen retrieval bags were left inside, one patient who had wires left inside and another patient who was left with a needle in their body.
In one incident, a drill guide block was left inside the patient's body.

The figures also showed that 37 patients had the wrong part of their body operated on or treated.
This included four operations on the wrong tooth, an operation on the wrong toe, one patient who had an injection in the wrong eye and one case where a woman had the wrong fallopian tube removed during an ectopic pregnancy, probably rendering her infertile.
Another woman had a fallopian tube removed instead of her appendix.

Other details showed the wrong patient undergoing a heart procedure, and the wrong patient given an invasive colonoscopy to check their bowel.
In another case, the patient died as a result of failure to monitor their oxygen levels, while one woman died from heavy bleedin following a planned Caesarean section.
Another had the wrong type of gas given, resulting in the patient's death or severe harm, and one patient underwent surgery intended for someone else "due to incorrect results filed in notes".

Meanwhile, 21 patients were given the wrong implant or prosthesis. Seven patients were given the wrong dose of chemotherapy, resulting in harm, and five died or suffered severe harm after feeding tubes were inserted incorrectly by NHS staff.
In more than five cases, patients were given overdoses of drugs, with a weekly dose given in a single day.

The six-monthly figures are broadly comparable to last year's figures. In the previous 12 months, there were 325 never events, suggesting this year's number could be similar.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/10513079/Major-hospital-blunders-including-40-patients-given-surgery-on-wrong-limb-revealed-by-official-statistics.html
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PostPosted: 24-12-2013 15:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

An internal inquiry won't suffice.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital surgeon suspended over 'branding' claim
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-25508672

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

University 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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PostPosted: 24-12-2013 17:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose we should be glad they didn't use a spray can of paint. Seriously, that's hellish.
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PostPosted: 24-12-2013 17:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet mother of god. Shocked And the rest of the theatre team stood there and watched him do that presumably? Shocked Shocked
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PostPosted: 25-12-2013 10:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm barely surprised. Surgeons are legendarily arrogant and inclined to take liberties with their patients' bodies.
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PostPosted: 25-12-2013 12:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

No nurse, I said prick his boil. Smile
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PostPosted: 25-12-2013 13:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

escargot1 wrote:
Surgeons are legendarily arrogant and inclined to take liberties with their patients' bodies.

Sir Lancelot Spratt is still going strong!
https://twitter.com/spratt_lancelot

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PostPosted: 25-12-2013 15:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my nieces is a senior operating theatre technician. When she was training one of the surgeons used to grab her and thrust it into patients' abdomens, roaring 'Get in there, girl! FEEL that tumour!'

That may've been him. Laughing
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PostPosted: 25-12-2013 16:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

escargot1 wrote:
One of my nieces is a senior operating theatre technician. When she was training one of the surgeons used to grab her and thrust it into patients' abdomens, roaring 'Get in there, girl! FEEL that tumour!'

Grab her what? Shocked
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PostPosted: 25-12-2013 21:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I tell you that I'll have to kill you.
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PostPosted: 27-12-2013 19:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

rynner2 wrote:
escargot1 wrote:
One of my nieces is a senior operating theatre technician. When she was training one of the surgeons used to grab her and thrust it into patients' abdomens, roaring 'Get in there, girl! FEEL that tumour!'

Grab her what? Shocked

Much better if left to the imagination.
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PostPosted: 27-12-2013 19:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, what do you YOU feel tumours with?

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PostPosted: 27-12-2013 20:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything having highly sensitive nerve endings.
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