Doctor fined £4,000 for carrying out unlicensed circumcision

Inspectors alerted after four-week-old baby admitted to hospital having undergone surgery

Samuel Osborne
Monday 05 October 2020 16:33
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Doctor fined maximum amount under law
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A doctor has been fined £4,000 after carrying out an unlicensed circumcision.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said it had issued a fixed-penalty notice to Dr Saad Shakir Mohamad Al-Dujaily for carrying out surgery he was not registered to perform.

Inspectors were alerted after a four-week-old baby was admitted to Whipps Cross Hospital in London having undergone a circumcision performed by Dr Al-Dujaily during a clinic held in his surgery at Harrow Road, Leytonstone.

The CQC said Dr Al-Dujaily was not registered to practice surgical procedures from the clinic.

It is an offence under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 to carry out regulated activity without being registered with the CQC, it added.

CQC deputy chief inspector of registration Joyce Frederick said: "Where we find providers operating outside of the law, we will always use our enforcement powers to protect people and hold them to account to stop poor and illegal practice.

"In this case the action that we were able to take was a fixed penalty notice against Dr Al-Dujaily for carrying out the regulated activity of surgical procedures without being registered to do so.

"This has resulted in a fine of £4,000, which is the maximum amount allowed in law."

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