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Consultant was investigated eight times: full report

A new report has revealed that a consultant was able to continue to work despite repeated complaints about him, because of a catalogue of missed opportunites.

Rob Jones worked at The Royal Cornwall Hospital for ten years and was investigated eight times.

More than fifty women have suffered ongoing health problems apparently because of his surgery. He's now resigned.

Steve Hardy reports:

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RCHT's Medical Director response to the report

A new report has revealed that a consultant was able to continue to work despite repeated complaints about him, because of a catalogue of missed opportunities.

Rob Jones worked at The Royal Cornwall Hospital for ten years and was investigated eight times. More than fifty women have suffered ongoing health problems apparently because of his surgery. He's now resigned.

The report has only examined the last two years. Dr Paul Upton, Medical Director at RCHT, says they are 'keeping an open mind' about whether they need to investigate the other eight years of Rob Jones' time at the hospital.

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Review into conduct of Cornish gynaecologist due

A report reviewing the work of a former consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist is to be published today [Thursday] by The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

Mr Rob Jones was suspended by the Trust back in May amid concerns there may be patients who have suffered complications following surgery carried out by him.

More than 1,500 women who were treated by him at Treliske were written to. Mr Jones said he had always followed national protocols.

Mr Jones is the same consultant who delivered the Prime Minister's baby Florence three years ago, when the couple were on holiday in the county.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital where Rob Jones worked Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Report on conduct of gynaecologist

Report due into the conduct of a former gynaecologist in Cornwall Credit: ITV News West Country

A report into the conduct of a former gynaecologist in Cornwall is to be published today. A series of complaints were made against Rob Jones and as a result, more than one-thousand-five-hundred women who were treated by him at Treliske over the past two years were contacted.

Mr Jones, who was suspended last May and has now resigned, said he had always followed national protocols.

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