18 November 2013
Under-fire hospital surgeon quits from NHS
A doctor that was under investigation by the General Medical Council (GMC) over complaints made by the parents of a child he circumcised will resign from the NHS.
Dr Muhamad Siddiqui, a hospital surgeon working at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, is accused of failing to take hygienic precautions when Najem Braiha was circumcised, according to the BBC.
The doctor operated a private mobile circumcision service outside of the NHS, but the parents of the affected toddler believe this practice should now be banned, after he developed an infection and reported "traumatisation".
Dr Siddiqui denies these allegations, but has been handed down with an interim order banning him from carrying out any circumcisions outside of hospital settings in the short-term before any investigations are concluded.
Commenting on the action taken against him, Dr Siddiqui said: "I don't agree with the limitations the GMC has imposed on me. I don't want to be at odds with the GMC."
By Francesca Witney