Non-surgeon removed gall bladders at Walsall hospital

by 24britishtvMay 10, 2024, 10 p.m. 23
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The Royal College of Surgeons has expressed alarmed that a non-surgeon has removed patients’ gall bladders at Walsall Manor Hospital.

It said that Surgical Care Practitioners (SCPs) - the staff who play a support role during procedures - should not be performing laparoscopic cholecystectomies with or without supervision.

The comments follow the publication of a research paper showing that 175 surgeries were carried out by an SCP at the hospital during a four-year period.

Walsall Healthcare Trust said it was reviewing the comments.

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