Hepatitis surgeon guilty

A SURGEON with hepatitis B was yesterday found guilty of serious professional misconduct and banned from operating for three years after fatally infecting a patient when he carried on with an operation after cutting himself with a scalpel.

Sanjay Ingley was impassive as he was barred at the General Medical Council at the end of the three day hearing. He has 28 days to appeal.

He was found guilty of taking inadequate precautions by continuing with a hip replacement operation on Blodwen Jenkins, 83, in July last year.