Medical Negligence

Ensuring Patient Safety: Great Ormond Street Hospital Addresses Concerns Surrounding Former Surgeon Yaser Jabbar.

March 1, 2024
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In a recent development, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has taken proactive measures by reaching out to families whose children were treated by former consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Yaser Jabbar. The hospital’s decision to contact these families follows concerns raised about Mr. Jabbar’s practice, as highlighted in a BBC article on February 28, 2024.

Yaser Jabbar has been without a licence to practice medicine in the UK since January 8, according to the medical register. The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), approached by the hospital to review its paediatric orthopaedic service, raised concerns about Mr. Jabbar’s practice. GOSH has emphasised its commitment to transparency and apologized for any distress caused to affected families.

What was the response from Great Ormond Street Hospital?

GOSH has acknowledged the seriousness of the concerns and is undergoing an independent review led by experts from other paediatric hospitals. A spokesperson for the hospital expressed regret for the worry and uncertainty experienced by impacted families and reiterated their dedication to learning from each patient’s experience.

Christian Beadell, Head of Group Claims at Fletchers Solicitors commented:

“We welcome the hospital’s swift response to the concerns raised about Mr. Jabbar’s practice. However, it is crucial that the review is comprehensive and timely to prevent further distress among affected families. Our primary focus should be on ensuring the safety and well-being of all potential patients who may have been affected. It is imperative that the review encompasses all aspects of Mr. Jabbar’s cases to identify any potential lapses in care and address them promptly.”

The General Medical Council (GMC) has already taken action, placing specific conditions on Mr. Jabbar on January 4. These conditions include the requirement for a clinical supervisor at all times and seeking GMC approval before taking on non-NHS positions or settings.

As the review into Yaser Jabbar’s practice unfolds, it is essential for GOSH to maintain transparency and ensure a thorough examination of all potential cases. Fletchers Solicitors supports the hospital’s commitment to patient safety but emphasises the need for a timely and comprehensive review to prevent further distress among affected families. The focus should be on learning from past experiences to guarantee the highest standards of care moving forward.

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