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Patients may be recalled following GMC investigation into urogynaecologist

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The recall of 200 Liverpool Women’s Hospital patients may follow the referral of a senior doctor to the General Medical Council (GMC).

The case notes of 600 woman treated by consultant urogynaecologist George Rowland are being re-evaluated after a request by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

Urogynaecologists deal with benign disorders of the bladder such as urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse. Details of the case against Mr Rowland have not been revealed.

In a statement, the hospital said: ‘The Trust has decided to go further than the RCOG’s recommendations and has decided to recall some patients to clinic in order to be satisfied that they have received the quality of care that we expect for all our patients.

‘The Trust has referred the doctor to the General Medical Council. The GMC’s Interim Orders Panel has subsequently restricted Mr Rowland’s medical practice.

‘The evidence to date is that the majority of the patients recalled to clinic will not be found to have any areas of concern.’

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