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Surgeon suspended over claim initials were branded on patient's liver

A surgeon has been suspended over allegations that he "branded" his initials on to a patient's liver.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust confirmed that they were investigating the claims made against a surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

The letters were reportedly found by a colleague during a routine operation.

The surgeon has been suspended while an internal investigation is carried out.

In a statement, the Trust said: "Following an allegation of misconduct, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has suspended a surgeon while an internal investigation is completed".

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