Surgeon suspended over liver 'branding' allegations

The new Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham was opened in 2010. Credit: Steve Gardner

A surgeon has been suspended over allegations that he "branded" his initials on to a patient's liver.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust confirmed that they were 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 surgeon has been suspended while an internal investigation is carried out.

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Surgeon suspended for 'branding initials on patient'

A surgeon has been suspended over allegations that he "branded" his initials on to a patient's liver. Authorities are investigating claims made against a surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.