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RCS comment on liver surgeon Simon Bramhall

12 Jan 2018

Simon Bramhall, a surgeon who admitted burning his initials onto the livers of two transplant patients, while working at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, has been given a 12-month community order and has been fined £10,000. 
In response to Simon Bramhall’s sentencing, a spokesperson for the Royal College of Surgeons said:
“It is right that Simon Bramhall has been held accountable for his actions. What he did in marking the liver was quite clearly unacceptable. It is important to stress there is no evidence that this practice is widespread in surgery.”

Notes to editors

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is a professional membership organisation and registered charity, which exists to advance surgical standards and improve patient care.

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